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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(3-1) New Mexico State Aggies vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes (10-3)
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Moneyline Odds: New Mexico State (+125) Grand Canyon (-145)
Betting Odds: Grand Canyon -2.5
Betting Total: O/U 131.0
It’s a battle of two teams from the Western Athletic Conference as the New Mexico State Aggies head to the desert to take on the Grand Canyon Antelopes from the desert in Phoenix.
Grand Canyon Antelopes
Grand Canyon has won six consecutive games and is making a serious push at the WAC title. The Antelopes have been firing on all cylinders and are coming off their best game of the season in a 81-46 win over Dixie State.
The Antelopes are led by Wichita State transfer and center Asbjorn Midtgaard. The big man is averaging 15.1 PPG and 9.8 RPG. Alessandro Lever adds another frontcourt presence and averages 12.8 PPG.
Grand Canyon, who sits at 4-0 in conference play, averages 73.5 points per game and allows 63.2 points a night. The Antelopes are shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 30.6 percent from downtown.
The Antelopes big advantage in this game will come down low. Grand Canyon allows the fewest offensive rebounds in the country and shoots the eighth highest percentage in the paint of any team in the nation. The Antelopes should win the battle inside the key in this one.
New Mexico State Aggies
New Mexico State is still a bit of an enigma at this point. The Aggies have been one of the better mid-major programs in all of college basketball over the last few seasons, but they have just four games under their belt this year. Only one of their four games has been against Division I competition this season.
The Aggies enter this contest 3-1 following a victory Monday against Western New Mexico. It was the first game the Aggies had played since their only loss of the year against Cal State Northridge back on December 28.
Friday will mark the two month point of the season for NMSU. Four games in two months is tough to deal with from a rhythm standpoint, but these are of course unique times. The Aggies attention turns toward another WAC championship.
So far, from what we have seen, the Aggies are averaging 77 points per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field. Bart Torvik rated the Aggies the 83rd best team in college basketball entering the year, and they currently sit at 87th.
Clayton Henry leads the team with 15.5 PPG, while Jabari Rice chips in 14.5 PPG of his own. The Aggies are still looking to find their shot as they are hitting threes at a rate of under 30 percent. In their win over WNM, the Aggies were 7-29 from deep, 19-26 from the line and grabbed 13 offensive rebounds.
Defensively, the Aggies have been effective. They limited CSUN to 6 of 27 from distance and 13-37 from two in an ugly defeat.
- Antelopes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Antelopes are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- Antelopes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Antelopes are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Free Grand Canyon Antelopes vs. New Mexico State Aggies NCAAB Prediction:
This is a show me spot for the Aggies. I believe NMSU may have a slight edge talent wise, but GCU is playing its best basketball of the season and are at the home arena for this big matchup. New Mexico State has had too small of a sample size to this point, and they haven’t looked all that impressive in the games they have played. I like the Antelopes here by a few buckets.
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