The Grand Canyon Antelopes (5-1) and the St. John’s Red Storm (7-1) go head-to-head at US Airways Center. Action begins at 11:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
St. John’s Red Storm vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes Odds Preview
The last time the Red Storm played, they easily got past the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 90-55. Shamorie Ponds was the games high scorer with 22 points on 9-for-19 shooting. St. John’s played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.7 (worse than their season average of 14.6) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.8 (above their season average of 31.4). Sacred Heart was 31.4 and 31.3, respectively, for those same stats.
The Antelopes will look to maintain momentum after beating the UC Riverside Highlanders in their last contest, 68-56. Grand Canyon rallied around Casey Benson, who had 12 points and seven assists. The Antelopes had a solid turnover percentage of 9.2 (better than their season average of 20.6) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 (above their season average of 29.6).
The aggressive Grand Canyon offense might be getting to the foul line a lot in this showdown. Since the 2016-17 season, the Antelopes rank 58th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.280, while St. John’s ranks 280th in FTA rate allowed (0.276).
St. John’s holds records of 7-1 straight up (SU) and 3-3 against the spread (ATS). Vegas has been spot on when setting the O/U total of Red Storm games, with an even split between overs and unders.
St. John’s Red Storm vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – St. John’s, ATS Winner – St. John’s, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Antelopes rank 121st in assists per game (14.1) while the Red Storm rank 223rd in assists allowed per game (14.1).
- Grand Canyon averages 37.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 86th in the NCAA. St. John’s ranks 291st in rebounds allowed per game (38.5).
- The Red Storm rank fourth in blocks per game (6.1) while the Antelopes rank 189th (2.9).
- St. John’s ranks 47th in steals per game (7.4) while Grand Canyon ranks 200th in steals allowed per game (6.6).