Boise State vs. Grand Canyon: Preview, Score Prediction

Boise State vs. Grand Canyon: Preview, Score Prediction

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Boise State vs. Grand Canyon: Preview, Score Prediction

Boise State vs. Grand Canyon Preview & Score Prediction

Check out the Boise State vs. Grand Canyon game preview and score prediction

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Boise State (9-1) vs. Grand Canyon (7-2) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, December 13th
Tip-off: 6:00 p.m. PST
Venue: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
TV/stream: Mountain West Network

Projected Boise State Lineup

Lexus Williams
Justinian Jessup
Chandler Hutchison – two consecutive 20/10 performances
Christian Sengfelder
Zach Haney

Projected Grand Canyon Lineup

Fiifi Aidoo
Casey Benson – averaging 10.4/4.4/5.3 through nine games
Joshua Braun
Keonta Vernon
Alessandro Lever

Why Boise State Will Win

The Broncos are off to its hottest 10-game start to the season since the late 1980’s, capturing nine of its first ten games. Boise State has risen to 61st in KenPom after ranking 85th in the preseason. Grand Canyon could have a tough time scoring against Boise State’s potent defense which is 28th in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency. The GCU offense is just 253rd in the country in adjusted efficiency, having scored over 80 points just twice this season against Norfolk State (313th in defensive efficiency) and Grambling State (308th in defensive efficiency). This one could be a defensive slugfest, as both teams pride themselves on preventing opposing teams from scoring. Both teams rank in the top 15 nationally in points per game allowed. Don’t expect tonight to be any different.

KenPom Line

Boise State -10, o/u: 134

Score Prediction

Boise State 63, Grand Canyon 55


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