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Saint Mary's (CA) vs Grand Canyon Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Saint Mary's (CA) vs Grand Canyon Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 12 Grand Canyon Antelopes (29-4) will be aiming to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they take on the No. 5 Saint Mary's Gaels (26-7) on Friday. This 5-12 matchup in the West Region bracket tips off at 10:05 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Grand Canyon Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Game Time: 10:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: truTV
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
  • Arena: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Grand Canyon Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Saint Mary's (CA) win (55.5%)

Saint Mary's (CA) is a 5.5-point favorite against Grand Canyon on Friday and the total has been set at 130.5 points. Here are a few betting insights and trends to help you make an informed wager on the contest.

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Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Grand Canyon: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Saint Mary's (CA) has compiled an 18-14-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Grand Canyon is 18-14-0 ATS this season.
  • When the spread is set as 5.5 or more this season, Saint Mary's (CA) (14-10) covers a lower percentage of those games when it is the favorite (58.3%) than Grand Canyon (1-0) does as the underdog (100%).
  • At home, the Gaels sport a worse record against the spread (9-8-0) compared to their ATS record in away games (7-2-0).
  • This season, the Antelopes are 8-8-0 at home against the spread (.500 winning percentage). Away, they are 6-5-0 ATS (.545).

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Grand Canyon: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Saint Mary's (CA) has been victorious in 20, or 76.9%, of the 26 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • The Gaels have a mark of 20-3 in contests where bookmakers favor them by -255 or better on the moneyline.
  • Grand Canyon has not yet lost as the moneyline underdog this season, going 4-0.
  • The Antelopes have played as a moneyline underdog of +205 or longer in only one game this season, which they won.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Saint Mary's (CA) has a 71.8% chance of pulling out a win.

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Grand Canyon Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Saint Mary's (CA) has a +512 scoring differential, topping opponents by 15.5 points per game. It is putting up 74.2 points per game to rank 156th in college basketball and is giving up 58.7 per outing to rank second in college basketball.
  • Aidan Mahaney's team-leading 13.9 points per game ranks 406th in the nation.
  • Grand Canyon puts up 79.8 points per game (43rd in college basketball) while allowing 66.9 per outing (45th in college basketball). It has a +425 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 12.9 points per game.
  • Grand Canyon's leading scorer, Tyon Grant-Foster, is 36th in college basketball, putting up 19.8 points per game.
  • The Gaels record 39.5 rebounds per game (25th in college basketball) while conceding 27.5 per outing to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 12 boards per game.
  • Mitchell Saxen is 128th in college basketball action with 7.5 rebounds per game to lead the Gaels.
  • The Antelopes rank 51st in the nation at 38.2 rebounds per game. That's 5.1 more than the 33.1 their opponents average.
  • Gabe McGlothan is 150th in college basketball with 7.3 rebounds per game, leading the Antelopes.
  • Saint Mary's (CA) ranks 31st in college basketball by averaging 102.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is third in college basketball, allowing 81.2 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Antelopes' 100.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 50th in college basketball, and the 84.6 points they concede per 100 possessions rank eighth in college basketball.

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