The Grand Canyon Antelopes (6-2) will be at home in Grand Canyon University Arena when they clash with the North Carolina Central Eagles (4-7). Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Monday, December 11, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
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The Eagles fell to the George Mason Patriots in their last outing, 77-65. North Carolina Central’s Raasean Davis put together a solid game, leading both teams in scoring with 21 points on 7-for-13 shooting. George Mason had an effective field goal percentage of 0.573 (above their season average of 0.497). North Carolina Central, meanwhile, forced the Patriots into a turnover percentage of 21.0 (above their season average of 17.0).
The last time the Antelopes played, they thoroughly outplayed the Grambling State Tigers, 87-53. With 19 points on 8-for-8 shooting, Keonta Vernon was the games high scorer. The Antelopes had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.647 (above their season average of 0.477), while the Tigers had a turnover percentage of 25.5 (above their season average of 16.6).
It could be a difficult game for Grand Canyon on the offensive glass. The Antelopes rank 179th in offensive rebounding percentage (29.6 percent), while North Carolina Central ranks 37th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.3 percent) dating back to last season. Moreover, the Eagles rank 294th in turnover percentage (18.5 percent), while the Antelopes rank 59th in opponents’ turnover percentage (22.2 percent).
North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Grand Canyon, ATS Winner – Grand Canyon, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- he Antelopes rank 42nd in steals per game (7.6) while the Eagles rank 161st (6.0).
- rand Canyon ranks 45th in assists allowed per game (11.6) while North Carolina Central ranks 204th (11.8).
- he Antelopes rank 49th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while the Eagles rank 206th (21.9).
- orth Carolina Central ranks 35th in rebounds allowed per game (35.0) while Grand Canyon ranks 178th (36.3).