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Global Sports Classic - Grand Canyon Antelopes vs Houston Cougars NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Houston Cougars will try to cover the point spread at Cox Pavillion on Monday when they get a visit from the Grand Canyon Antelopes in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Houston Cougars in this one found them listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Antelopes was expected to move the line.

Grand Canyon Antelopes vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Houston Cougars are 8-1 overall and 4-1 ATS, while the Grand Canyon Antelopes are 9-2 and 4-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Houston boasts a 4-1 on the OU, and Grand Canyon is 3-2.

This game puts the Houston Cougars, most recently No. 46 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Grand Canyon Antelopes, who rate No. 324 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's No. 15-ranked scoring average of 85.56 PPG, against a Grand Canyon Antelopes defense rated No. 105 and allowing 68.36 PPG. The Houston Cougars FG% has averaged 49.37% to date this season, more than the Grand Canyon Antelopes shooters have managed so far (46.8% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Antelopes grabbed a 52-45 win over the Aztecs on Friday, behind a 16-point effort from Keonta Vernon at Viejas Arena.

The Cougars got 25 points from Ronnie Johnson as Houston ran past Eastern Illinois 81-65 on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Grand Canyon is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Grand Canyon at SIU Edwardsville, Monday, December 28th
Houston at Nicholls State, Monday, December 28th