Grand Canyon Antelopes vs Seattle Redhawks Prediction, 2/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Grand Canyon Antelopes vs Seattle Redhawks
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Redhawk Center in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Grand Canyon (-5.5)
Redhawk Center is the venue where and the Seattle Redhawks (9-8) will play the Grand Canyon Antelopes (13-4) on Friday. Seattle opens this matchup as 5.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 133.5.
Grand Canyon heads into this one with a mark of 13-4 so far this season. The Antelopes are shooting 32.7% on 3-pointers (112 of 342) and 67.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 77.4 pts per game (60th in the country) while going 50.5% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Grand Canyon is grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 289 assists for the year, which has them ranked 115th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Antelopes have forced 12.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 40th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 177 surrendered so far this season. The Antelopes are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 37.8% (363 of 961) and they relinquish 30.4 boards per game as a group. They concede 29.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 11th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (61.5).
The Grand Canyon Antelopes played the California Baptist Lancers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-62 in their last contest. Grand Canyon walked away from the game with a 37.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 59) and made 9 out of their 22 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Antelopes converted 9 of 18 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists for this contest as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 1 steals. In the matter of defense, Grand Canyon let their opponent shoot 40.7% from the field on 24 out of 59 shooting. California Baptist recorded 13 assists and had 9 steals for the game. Furthurmore, California Baptist grabbed 35 boards (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 1 rejections. California Baptist went 65.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of their 20 tries. They made 4 of 16 shots from 3-point range.
Mikey Dixon is a player who came through in this matchup. He ended up with 15 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. He played 30 minutes and grabbed 2 boards. Dixon ended up shooting 33.3% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Antelopes was Jovan Blacksher. He pulled down 4 rebounds in his 38 minutes on the court. He finished the game shooting 40.0% from the field for this contest by going 4-of-10 (12 points). In all, Blacksher accounted for 2 assists.
Seattle has a record of 9-8 for the campaign. The Redhawks are committing 18.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 72.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 12.5 times per game (231st in Division 1) and they turn it over 10.6 times per game. Seattle has 1,257 points on the year (73.9 per game) and they average 34.6 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Redhawks are connecting on 42.6% from the floor, which ranks them 256th in the country. The Redhawks defensively are ranked 83rd in the country in points given up per game with 66.8. They are forcing 15.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.3% from the field (38th in the country). The Seattle defense surrenders 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (106 of 332) and opponents are connecting on 73.4% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 11.4 dimes and 37.4 total rebounds per game, which is 66th and 281st in college hoops.
In their last game, the Seattle Redhawks went home defeated by a final of 65-58 when they faced the New Mexico State Aggies. The Redhawks snagged 18 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 24 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 4 steals in the matchup. The Aggies had 21 personal fouls for the game which got the Redhawks to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a clip of 76.2%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Seattle converted 8 of 29 attempts (27.6%). When all was said and done, the Redhawks walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 50 from the floor which had them shooting 34.0%. The Redhawks allowed the Aggies to convert 21 of their 57 tries from the floor which left them shooting 36.8% in this contest. They finished 37.5% from 3-point land by hitting 12 of 32 and finished the game at 11 out of 17 at the free throw line (64.7%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Seattle permitted New Mexico State to get 42 overall (18 on the offensive glass).
Riley Grigsby ended up being a factor for the Redhawks in the matchup. He buried 5 out of 13 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, and had 5 rebounds. Grigsby tallied 17 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. An additional guy that was important for Seattle was Darrion Trammell. He accumulated 3 dimes in 39 minutes played, and he shot 4 of 16 from the floor. Trammell finished going 25.0% from the field while also totaling 16 points and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (+5.5)
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