Saint Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Betting March Madness 2024

Saint Mary's vs Grand Canyon Betting March Madness 2024

Saint Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Betting March Madness 2024 prediction. Place a bet on this college basketball game now at

The No. 5 Saint Mary’s Gaels (26-7) will face the No. 12 Grand Canyon Antelopes (29-4) on Friday for a spot in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. The opening round clash, which begins at 10:05 PM ET on truTV, has Saint Mary’s (CA) as a 5.5-point favorite. Here are the insights you’ll need to fill up your bracket for this 5-12 showdown. The point total for this matchup is 131.5.

Saint Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Betting Odds

Here are the Saint Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Betting odds:

+5.5 +190 Over 131.5
-5.5 -230 Under 131.5

Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Time: 10:05 PM ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Where: Spokane, Washington
  • Venue: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

Saint Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Betting Insights

Here are the Saint Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Betting insights:

Saint Mary’s (CA) and Grand Canyon Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Saint Mary’s (CA) is 14-10 against the spread this season when they are 5.5 points or more ahead in the game.

The two teams average 22.5 more points per game (154), than the game’s over/under of 131.5 points.

Saint Mary’s (CA) and Grand Canyon have had their opponents average 5.9 less points per game than the 131.5 over/under set for this matchup.

Saint Mary’s (CA) has had an average over/under in games this season that is 1.5 points higher than the point total for this outing.

The Antelopes’ average point total this season is 15.2 points greater than the game’s over/under.

The Gaels are 18-14-0 against the spread this season.

The Antelopes have an ATS record of 18-14-0 this season.

Saint Mary’s (CA) Stats & Insights

Saint Mary’s (CA) has a +512 scoring differential and outscored opponents by 15.5 points per game. It averages 74.2 points per game, ranking 158th in college basketball, while allowing 58.7 points per game, ranking second.

Saint Mary’s (CA) leads the rebounding battle by 12 boards on average. It ranks 27th in collegiate basketball with 39.5 rebounds per game, while its opponents average 27.5.

The Gaels make 7.6 three-pointers per game (159th in NCAA basketball), 2.7 more than their opponents (4.9). They shoot 35.5% from outside the arc (ranked 97th in NCAA basketball), while opponents shoot 31.5%.

Saint Mary’s (CA) ranked 33rd in college basketball, averaging 102.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and third on defense, allowing 81.2 points per 100 possessions.

This season, the Gaels are averaging 77.8 points per game at home, which is 3.4 more than their average away game (74.4).

Grand Canyon Stats & Insights

Grand Canyon averages 79.8 points per game (43rd in college basketball), while allowing 66.9 points per game (44th). It boasts a +425 scoring differential and outperforms its opponents by 12.9 points per game.

Grand Canyon ranks 52nd in the nation with 38.2 rebounds per game. This is 5.1 points higher than its opponents’ average of 33.1.

Grand Canyon makes 7.2 three-pointers per game (209th in college basketball), compared to its opponents’ 6.3. It shoots 34.4% from deep while its opponents shoot 32.4%.

Grand Canyon is 51st in college basketball in terms of points scored per 100 possessions and ninth in terms of points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Antelopes score more points at home (80.4 per game) than away (74.5).

Saint Mary’s (CA) Key Players to Watch

Aidan Mahaney leads the Gaels in scoring, averaging 13.9 points per game along with 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Mitchell Saxen is Saint Mary’s (CA) leading rebounder, averaging 7.5 rebounds per game, while Augustas Marciulionis is the team’s greatest passer, with 5.2 assists.

Mahaney is the Gaels’ most prolific three-point shooter, averaging 2.4 threes per game.

Marciulionis and Saxen lead Saint Mary’s (CA) on defense, with Marciulionis averaging 1.5 thefts per game and Saxen averaging 1.3 blocks.

Grand Canyon Key Players to Watch

Tyon Grant-Foster averages 19.8 points per game and is the Antelopes’ leading scorer.

Gabe McGlothan leads Grand Canyon in rebounding and assists with 7.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 13 points and 1.2 assists) and Rayshon Harrison with 3.9 assists per game (he also adds 13.7 points and 2.9 rebounds).

McGlothan averages 1.5 three-pointers a game, which is the most on the Antelopes.

Grand Canyon’s steal leader is Collin Moore (1.8 steals per game), while Grant-Foster leads in blocks (1.4 per game).

Saint Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Betting Picks

Here are the Saint Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Betting picks:

  • Pick ATS: Saint Mary’s CA
  • Pick OU: Over

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