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NCAAB Grand Canyon vs Texas-Rio Grande Prediction 11/29/2023

The Grand Canyon Antelopes (4-1) travel to face off against the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (0-5) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg and televised on ESPN+. Grand Canyon is coming off a win in their previous game, while Texas-Rio Grande Valley is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Arkansas State. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Grand Canyon Antelopes vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros

The Grand Canyon Antelopes Are Coming Off A Win

This will be the 6th game of the season for Grand Canyon, who currently have a 4-1 record. In their previous road game, they won, while at home they have a 3-1 record. Up to this point, Grand Canyon has been solid against the spread, sitting at 4-1. Over their last ten games, including last season, Grand Canyon has an ATS record of 8-2.

Up to this point, games involving Grand Canyon have had an average of 149.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143 points. Their over/under record is 4-1-0. When looking at the Antelopes’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 76 points per game.

The Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their previous ten home games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a 2-8 record, including last year. Today, Texas-Rio Grande Valley will play Grand Canyon with a current record of 0-5. As of today’s game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a 0-5 ATS record. When playing away, the Vaqueros are 0-2 vs. the spread, while at home they are 0-3 ATS.

Up to this point, games involving Texas-Rio Grande Valley have had an average of 148.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 156 points. Their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Vaqueros’ have recorded an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 69 points per game.

Grand Canyon Offense Breakdown

Grand Canyon’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 86 points against North Dakota State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 49.3% and made 13/20 free throws. Leading Grand Canyon in scoring vs. North Dakota State was Tyon Grant-Foster with his 25 points. Rayshon Harrison also added 18 points for the Antelopes.

Tyon Grant-Foster (G) 22.0 4.8 0.6
Rayshon Harrison (G) 13.8 3.8 4.2
Collin Moore (G) 10.6 4.0 2.4

Texas-Rio Grande Valley Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley offense put up 58 points against Arkansas State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 31.7% and made 1 three. The team’s top scorer is Elijah Elliott, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.6, while Ahren Freeman also maintains a PPG average of 10.4 leading up to the game.

Elijah Elliott (G) 16.6 3.3 2.4
Ahren Freeman (F) 10.4 6.6 0.1
Daylen Williams (F) 9.1 7.0 3.0

Grand Canyon Team Defense

Currently, the Antelopes’ defense holds the 85th rank in the nation, allowing 68.0 points per game. The Grand Canyon defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed North Dakota State to connect on 5 threes.

Texas-Rio Grande Valley Team Defense

The Vaqueros’ defense is presently ranked 205th nationally, allowing an average of 80.1 points per contest. So far, the Texas-Rio Grande Valley defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.9 times per game (508th).

Antelopes vs Vaqueros Trends

  • Grand Canyon has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 76 points per game while allowing 73. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • In their last three home games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has averaged 63 points per game while allowing 84. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.
  • The last ten games that Texas-Rio Grande Valley was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Grand Canyon has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Antelopes vs Vaqueros Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +13.5, we recommend going with the Vaqueros on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 151.5, and our model predicts the Antelopes and Vaqueros to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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