Iowa vs Grand Canyon March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 18, 2021

The No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes (21-8) and the No. 15 seed Grand Canyon Antelopes (17-6) will meet on Saturday at 6:25 PM ET in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Iowa is a favorite in the contest, which airs on TBS. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this 2-15 matchup in the West Region bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Iowa Betting Information

  • The Hawkeyes have played to a 14-12 record against the spread this season.
  • The Hawkeyes have a winning record against the spread when favored by 15 points or more, going 3-1 this season.
  • In 50% of its games this season (13/26), Iowa and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Hawkeyes fell 82-71 to Illinois in their last contest on Saturday. Luka Garza put up a team-high 21 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 3-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go under the 154 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Iowa Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Garza 29 23.7 8.8 1.8 0.6 1.7 1.3
Joe Wieskamp 29 14.7 6.6 1.5 1.0 0.3 2.4
Jordan Bohannon 29 10.9 3.2 4.5 0.6 0.0 2.7
CJ Fredrick 25 7.8 1.1 2.0 0.4 0.1 1.4
Jack Nunge 22 7.1 5.3 1.3 0.3 0.9 0.6

Grand Canyon Betting Information

  • With a 13-5-1 record ATS this season, the Antelopes have topped expectations.
  • When playing as at least a 15-point underdog, the Antelopes frequently meet expectations with a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • 14 of Grand Canyon’s 19 games (73.7%) this season have not covered the over/under.
  • Their last time out, the Antelopes saw Jovan Blacksher Jr. rack up a team-high 19 points to lead them to a 74-56 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. They covered the spread as 2-point underdogs, and the teams scored 130 total points to top the 126-point over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Grand Canyon Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Asbjorn Midtgaard 23 14.0 9.7 0.7 0.4 1.2 0.0
Alessandro Lever 23 13.3 5.3 1.6 0.3 0.2 1.3
Jovan Blacksher Jr. 23 11.9 3.8 5.2 1.5 0.0 1.2
Mikey Dixon 21 8.2 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.8
Oscar Frayer 23 6.5 2.4 1.8 0.6 0.6 1.3

Total Facts

  • Iowa and its opponents have hit the over on Saturday’s 145 total in 22 out of 29 games (75.9%) this season.
  • In Grand Canyon’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup point total in seven out of 23 matchups (30.4%).
  • The Hawkeyes average 83.8 points per game against the Antelopes’ 75.6, amounting to 14.4 points over the contest’s point total of 145.
  • These two teams give up a combined 133 points per game, 12 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Hawkeyes have seen a 155.7 over/under in their games this season, 10.7 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 8.3 points more than the average over/under in Antelopes games this season (136.7 points).

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