2023 WAC Championship: Grand Canyon vs. Southern Utah prediction, odds, line, spread picks for Saturday's final from proven model
The Grand Canyon Antelopes and Southern Utah Thunderbirds squeaked into the WAC Tournament championship game, and they'll face off Saturday night in Las Vegas. The fifth-seeded Antelopes (23-11) edged No. 1 seed Sam Houston 78-75 in their semifinal Friday night, while third seed Southern Utah (22-11) scraped past No. 2 Utah Valley by one point, 89-88. Grand Canyon beat the Thunderbirds 83-78 on the road 10 days ago.
Tip-off is set for 11:30 p.m. ET at Orleans Arena. The latest Grand Canyon vs. Southern Utah odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Thunderbirds as 1-point favorites, and the over/under for total points scored is 148.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
Before making any Southern Utah vs. Grand Canyon picks or WAC Tournament predictions, you need to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model entered conference tournament week 76-51 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,200 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed the model has seen huge returns.
The model knows the Antelopes have the confidence from the victory earlier this month, and Rayshon Harrison had 29 points in that game. He leads the team with averages of 17.3 points and 3.5 assists per game. Forward Gabe McGlothan averages 12.6 points and 7.9 rebounds, second-best in the conference. GCU is the better defensive team, allowing 63.8 points per game, third-best in the WAC, while Southern Utah gives up 73.5, which ranks 12th.
But the model also has taken into consideration that Southern Utah is the highest-scoring team in the conference and top-five in the nation at 83 points per game. Tevin Jones was named to the All-WAC First Team and leads the Thunderbirds with 17.7 points. Maizen Fausett and Harrison Butler combine for almost 24 points and more than 13 rebounds per contest. Center Jason Spurgin chips in 10.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while blocking 1.5 shots.
Now, the model has taken a close look at Southern Utah vs. Grand Canyon from every angle, and we can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total. It also says one side of the spread is hitting in almost 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see the model before locking in any college basketball picks.
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