New Mexico State Aggies vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes Betting Prediction 02/27/20

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The New Mexico State Aggies (22-6, 13-0 WAC) head to Grand Canyon University Arena to go head-to-head against the Grand Canyon Antelopes (12-15, 7-6 WAC). The Aggies will attempt to lengthen their 16-game winning streak. Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

New Mexico State Aggies at Grand Canyon Antelopes ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Antelopes fell to the Utah Valley Wolverines, 92-80, while the Aggies beat the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, 78-62.

New Mexico State played a perfect game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 (above their season average of 33.4) and a free throw rate of 0.340 (above their season average of 0.225). UT Rio Grande Valley was 14.8 and 0.167, respectively, for those same stats. Grand Canyon, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.1 vs. 12.7). Alessandro Lever had a solid performance for Grand Canyon, recording 23 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Jabari Rice was a key piece for New Mexico State with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists.

In their first matchup this season, Johnny McCants led the Aggies to a 72-52 win. He recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Aggies’ 29.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Antelopes, who had a rate of 15.2.

Ball security could play a significant role in this meeting. Grand Canyon commits the 45th-fewest miscues in the country (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while the gambling defense of New Mexico State forces the 56th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.7 percent). Also, the Aggies rank 38th in offensive efficiency (110.1), while the Antelopes rank 326th in defensive efficiency (107.4).

New Mexico State vs. Grand Canyon Pick

Pick: SU Winner – New Mexico State, ATS Winner – New Mexico State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • New Mexico State ranks 49th in three pointers attempted per game (25.4) while Grand Canyon ranks 276th (18.0).
  • The Aggies rank 138th in steals per game (6.3) while the Antelopes rank 228th (5.0).
  • New Mexico State ranks fifth in blocks allowed per game (2.0) while Grand Canyon ranks 41st (2.6).
  • The Aggies rank 21st in assists allowed per game (10.3) while the Antelopes rank 229th (14.6).
  • New Mexico State ranks first in rebounds allowed per game (27.2) while Grand Canyon ranks 127th (34.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 74.4 points per game (2.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.6 points per game (2.8 above their season average).
  • The Antelopes have outscored opponents by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Grand Canyon has been defeated by an average of 2.0 points.