Grand Canyon Antelopes at Kansas City Roos ATS Prediction 01/18/20

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The Grand Canyon Antelopes (6-11, 1-2 WAC) will be at the Swinney Recreation Center to square off against the Kansas City Roos (9-10, 2-3 WAC) in a WAC matchup. The game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Grand Canyon Antelopes at Kansas City Roos Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Roos lost to the Bakersfield Roadrunners, 74-64, while the Antelopes beat the Chicago State Cougars, 76-64.

Grand Canyon dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.432 (above their season average of 0.224) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (above their season average of 22.0). Chicago State was 0.261 and 20.8, respectively, for those same stats. Kansas City, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (19.1 vs. 17.7). Kansas City’s Jordan Giles played well, finishing with 19 points. Meanwhile, Alessandro Lever played a pivotal role for Grand Canyon with 25 points and six rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the most recent game, the Roos won 87-75. Kansas City made good use of their 25 trips to the charity stripe, making 23 of them (92.0 percent). Grand Canyon, on the other hand, was just 7-11 (63.6 percent). This will be the first meeting of the year between these two teams.

Ball security could play a significant role in this battle. Grand Canyon commits the 42nd-fewest miscues in the nation (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while the pesky defense of Kansas City forces the 60th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 22.3 percent).

Grand Canyon at Kansas City Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Kansas City, ATS Winner – Kansas City, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Kansas City ranks 27th in three pointers allowed per game (18.2) while Grand Canyon ranks 191st (23.5).
  • The Roos average 13.5 assists per game, which ranks 118th in the NCAA. The Antelopes rank 184th in assists allowed per game (13.9).
  • Grand Canyon ranks 253rd in rebounds per game (32.4) while Kansas City ranks 257th (31.9).
  • The Antelopes rank 39th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Roos rank 147th (4.9).
  • Grand Canyon ranks 37th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Kansas City ranks 104th (6.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Roos have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Kansas City has defeated opponents by an average of 0.8 points.
  • During their last five games, the Antelopes have scored an average of 70.2 points per game (2.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (1.6 below their season average).