Grand Canyon vs. Sam Houston Betting Preview and Prediction

Grand Canyon vs. Sam Houston Betting Preview and Prediction

The WAC Tournament continues on Friday with a matchup between the Grand Canyon Lopes and the Sam Houston Bearkats. The game is set to take place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be broadcasted on ESPN+. Both teams have had a solid season so far, but only one can advance to the next round. In this article, we will take a closer look at the team analysis, betting trends, public betting data, odds, injuries, and make our prediction for this game.

Grand Canyon Lopes

The Grand Canyon Lopes are coming off a 84-79 win against the Seattle Redhawks in the WAC Tournament. They finished the regular season with a record of 22-11, including an 11-7 record in the WAC conference. They are led by Rayshon Harrison who is averaging 17.6 points per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Harrison is an excellent scorer who can take over games with his scoring ability. Gabe McGlothan is another player to watch for the Lopes, as he is averaging 7.9 rebounds per game.

The Lopes are a well-rounded team, averaging 75.0 points per game while holding their opponents to 66.6 points per game. They are also shooting 45.9% from the field and have a solid 37.2 rebounds per game. Grand Canyon is currently on a four-game winning streak and has won seven of their last ten games.

Sam Houston Bearkats

The Sam Houston Bearkats are coming off a 64-51 win against the California Baptist Lancers in the WAC Tournament. They finished the regular season with a record of 25-6, including a 14-4 record in the WAC conference. Qua Grant is the team's leading scorer, averaging 13.6 points per game while shooting 43.0% from the field. Grant is also an excellent passer, averaging 3.9 assists per game.

The Bearkats are a strong defensive team, holding their opponents to just 58.3 points per game while averaging 73.1 points per game on offense. They are also shooting 45.8% from the field and have a solid 37.4 rebounds per game. Sam Houston is currently on an eight-game winning streak and has won nine of their last ten games.

Betting Trends:

According to TeamRankings, Sam Houston is favored to win this game with a 66.3% chance of winning. They are also favored to cover the spread, with 81% of public betting data in their favor. The over/under for this game is set at 128.5 points, and 56% of the public betting data predicts that the total score will go over.

Public Betting Data:

As mentioned, the public betting data favors Sam Houston to win this game with a -2.5 point spread. 81% of the public betting data is in favor of the Bearkats, while only 19% is in favor of the Lopes.

Odds:

The odds for this game are as follows:

Grand Canyon: +130 Sam Houston: -155 Spread: Sam Houston -3.0 Over/Under: 128.

Betting Trends:

The betting trends for this game are heavily favoring Sam Houston. As of this writing, 81% of the spread consensus picks are going in favor of Sam Houston. This is not surprising considering the Bearkats have been on a hot streak, winning eight games in a row. They have also covered the spread in six of their last eight games.

Public Betting Data:

The public betting data is also heavily favoring Sam Houston, with 71.2% of the matchup predictor going in favor of the Bearkats. This is further supported by the betting trends which indicate a strong consensus for Sam Houston.

Injuries:

Both teams appear to be relatively healthy heading into this game. There have been no major injury reports for either team, so we can expect them to field their best lineups for this crucial WAC Tournament matchup.

Prediction:

While Grand Canyon is a talented team, Sam Houston has been on an absolute tear lately, and their momentum is hard to ignore. The Bearkats have been dominant on both ends of the court, and their defense has been especially impressive, holding opponents to just 58.3 points per game.

On the other hand, Grand Canyon has been playing well too, but their defense has been more vulnerable, allowing opponents to score an average of 66.6 points per game. This could be a significant disadvantage against a team like Sam Houston that can play lockdown defense.

Pick: Sam Houston (-3.0)

In conclusion, while both teams have a chance to win this game, Sam Houston appears to have the edge going in. Their defense has been dominant lately, and they have the momentum and confidence to carry them through this tournament. Therefore, our pick is Sam Houston to win this game and cover the spread. Don't forget to download the Kingpin.pro app on your iOS or Android device to stay updated on the latest odds, scores, and betting trends.

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