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)
|Rayshon Harrison (G)
|Collin Moore (G)
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)
|Ahren Freeman (F)
|Daylen Williams (F)
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.
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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