Grand Canyon Antelopes vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Free Prediction


The Grand Canyon Antelopes (5-3) will square off against the sixth-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack (9-0) at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Action starts at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Grand Canyon Antelopes vs. Nevada Wolf Pack ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Wolf Pack beat the BYU Cougars, 86-70, while the Antelopes fell to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 79-74.

Nevada dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.424 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.9. For those same stats, BYU was 0.174 and 19.6, respectively. Grand Canyon, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (7.1 vs. 18.7). Jordan Caroline was a key piece for Nevada with 25 points and 16 rebounds. Meanwhile, Grand Canyon was led by Trey Drechsel, who finished with 17 points.

The game should be a matchup of strength against strength as the high-octane offense of Nevada takes on the stingy defense of Grand Canyon. Since last season, the Wolf Pack rank fourth in offensive efficiency, while the Antelopes are 28th in defensive efficiency. Additionally, the Antelopes have been among the NCAA’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 48th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.280). The Wolf Pack, meanwhile, rank 16th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.207).

Grand Canyon Antelopes vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Nevada, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Grand Canyon ranks 10th in three pointers allowed per game (17.3) while Nevada ranks 255th (23.8).
  • The Wolf Pack rank seventh in steals allowed per game (4.5) while the Antelopes rank 126th (6.0).
  • Nevada ranks 46th in blocks per game (4.1) while Grand Canyon ranks 94th (3.8).
  • The Wolf Pack average 36.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 36th in the nation. The Antelopes rank 183rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.6).
  • Grand Canyon ranks eighth in assists allowed per game (9.7) while Nevada ranks 131st (13.0).