The Grand Canyon Antelopes (4-0) and the San Diego Toreros (4-0) look to remain unbeaten when they go head-to-head at Grand Canyon University Arena. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
San Diego Toreros at Grand Canyon Antelopes Odds Preview
In the Toreros last game, they defeated the Little Rock Trojans, 66-52. Isaiah Pineiro was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 6-for-10 shooting. San Diego played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.304 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.565 (above their season average of 0.536). For those same stats, Little Rock recorded marks of 0.216 and 0.402, respectively.
The Antelopes come in on a high note after dismantling the Norfolk State Spartans in their last outing, 85-60. Grand Canyons Roberts Blumbergs played a pivotal role with 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Grand Canyon played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.5 (better than their season average of 23.3) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.618 (above their season average of 0.550). For those same stats, Norfolk State put up marks of 22.3 and 0.460, respectively.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Grand Canyon figures to have a significant edge. Since last season, the Antelopes defense ranks 35th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.468), while the San Diego offense ranks 248th in effective field goal percentage (0.492).
San Diego Toreros vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – San Diego, ATS Winner – San Diego, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
The Antelopes rank 205th in blocks per game (2.9) while the Toreros rank 284th (1.9).
San Diego averages 23.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 67th in the NCAA. Grand Canyon ranks 87th in three pointers allowed per game (19.9).
Grand Canyon ranks 38th in steals per game (7.4) while San Diego ranks 297th (4.2).
The Antelopes rank 82nd in rebounds per game (37.5) while the Toreros rank 275th (33.2).
Grand Canyon ranks 137th in assists per game (14.0) while San Diego ranks 232nd (12.3).