The Antelopes and Lancers are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Lancers will host the game at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center in Riverside, CA. Grand Canyon is favored by -7 in this Western Athletic conference matchup the against California Baptist. The over/under for the game is set at 135.5 points.

GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES VS CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Baptist Lancers +7

This game will be played at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Lancers.
  • Not only will California Baptist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Grand Canyon Be The Talk of Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center?

Grand Canyon has been a dominant team this season, as they enter this game with a 26-4 record. They have gone 16-3 in Western Athletic Conference play and are currently on a two-game winning streak. On the road, they have gone 8-3 this season, and their average scoring margin is +5.5 points per game.

Coming into this game, Grand Canyon has been the favorite in 27 of their 30 games, and they have gone 23-4 in those games. Their most recent game was an 80-58 win over Stephen F. Austin.

Grand Canyon has an ATS record of 15-13-1 this season and they have gone 6-5 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Antelopes are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Grand Canyon's games this season (145.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, which is lower than today's over/under line. On the season, 23 of their games have finished with more points than today's line.

The Grand Canyon offense is coming off a game in which they scored 80 points vs. Stephen F. Austin. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.1% while connecting on 8 threes. Tyon Grant-Foster was the leading scorer for the Antelopes, putting up 29 points. In addition, Rayshon Harrison contributed 19 points.

This season, the Grand Canyon defense has been impressive, holding the 55th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Grand Canyon's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.

Can California Baptist Secure a Home Victory?

California Baptist enters this game with a 15-15 record, including an 8-10 mark in Western Athletic Conference play. The Lancers have been better at home this season, going 9-5 compared to 4-9 on the road. They are also 2-8 as underdogs.

Most recently, California Baptist lost to UT Arlington by a score of 71-57. Over their last 10 games at home, the Lancers have gone 6-4.

As the underdog, California Baptist has gone just 4-6 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 10-17, but they are just 1-4 vs. the number in their last five home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lancers are 4-6 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for California Baptist games is 13-14. The average over/under line in their games is 137.3 and the average score is 135.1. This year, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 135.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

California Baptist offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 57 points against UT Arlington. In that game, they made 4/17 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 32.7%. The team's top scorer is Dominique Daniels Jr., who comes into today's matchup with an average of 19.2, while Blondeau Tchoukuiegno also maintains a PPG average of 11.8 leading up to the game.

In the current season, the California Baptist defense has excelled, sitting 34th in the nation by allowing 66.2 points per game. California Baptist's three-point defense is currently 7th in the country at 4.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.2% of their shots vs. California Baptist.