Grand Canyon Antelopes At Sam Houston Bearkats: College Basketball Preview And Insights – January 22, 2022

Written By Staff on January 22, 2022 - Last Updated on July 25, 2022

The Sam Houston Bearkats (11-9, 6-1 WAC) are just 1.5-point underdogs as they look to continue a four-game home winning streak when they host the Grand Canyon Antelopes (14-3, 5-1 WAC) on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. The contest airs at 3:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 134.5 points.

Game facts: Grand Canyon at Sam Houston

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Arena: Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum

Key players for Grand Canyon

  • The Antelopes points and assists leader is Jovan Blacksher Jr.. He averages 17.2 points per game and contributes 4.1 assists.
  • Grand Canyon’s rebounding leader is Gabe McGlothan, who averages 6.5 per game.
  • Blacksher is the top three-point shooter for the Antelopes, hitting 2.5 per game.
  • Grand Canyon’s blocks leader is McGlothan, who records 0.6 per game. Blacksher leads the team averaging 1.9 steals an outing.

Grand Canyon’s last game vs Tarleton State

In their last game, Grand Canyon defeated Tarleton State, 80-59 on January 15, 2022. The Antelopes covered the spread (-9.5) and the game went over the total (126.5). The top players from the game, including Sean Miller-Moore, are shown in the table below.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Sean Miller-Moore 18* 2 1 8-10 1-2
Gabe McGlothan 11 11* 1 5-8 1-2
Jovan Blacksher Jr. 16 5 5 6-11 4-5

Key players for Sam Houston

  • Savion Flagg is at the top of the Bearkats scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 19.9 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game this season.
  • Jaden Ray puts in work dishing out assists and is Sam Houston’s assist leader with 4.3 per game.
  • Flagg is tops from three-point range for the Bearkats, knocking down 2.9 treys per game.
  • Sam Houston’s Ray has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.3 per game and Tristan Ikpe is first in blocks with 0.8 per game.

Sam Houston’s last game vs New Mexico State

Sam Houston defeated New Mexico State, 71-46 in their last game on January 20, 2022. The Bearkats failed to cover the spread (+4.5) and the game went under the total (136.0). Here are the box scores for the top players in Sam Houston’s last game.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Savion Flagg 22* 1 3 8-16 5-12*
Tristan Ikpe 8 8* 4 3-6 0-1
Donte Powers 12 4 4 4-7 4-6

Grand Canyon insights

  • This season, the Antelopes have a 44.7% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.7% higher than the 42.0% of shots the Bearkats’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Grand Canyon is 8-2 against the spread and 12-0 overall when it shoots higher than 42.0% from the field.
  • The 73.6 points per game the Antelopes score are 9.2 more points than the Bearkats allow (64.4).
  • Grand Canyon has an 8-2 record against the spread and a 12-0 record overall when scoring more than 64.4 points.
  • The Antelopes and the Bearkats rebound at nearly the same rate, with the Antelopes averaging 3.0 more rebounds per game.
  • When Grand Canyon earns the rebounding advantage they are 8-4-0 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Sam Houston is 3-0-0.

Bet on Grand Canyon at Sam Houston

Grand Canyon vs Sam Houston Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Grand Canyon -1.5 134.5 100 -120 -125 105

Insights for betting on Grand Canyon

  • This season, eight of Grand Canyon’s 14 games have gone over Saturday’s total of 134.5 points.
  • Grand Canyon has put together a record of 9-5-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Antelopes have an ATS record of 7-4 when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
  • The Antelopes have gone 9-1 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 90% of those games).
  • Grand Canyon has a 9-1 record (winning 90% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -125 or shorter.

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Game prediction

Spread Pick Grand Canyon (-1.5)
Total Pick Under (134.5)
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