The Grand Canyon Antelopes and Northern Iowa Panthers will both be hoping to bounce back from opening-round losses when they square off in the 2022 Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday morning. Grand Canyon opened the event with a 55-43 loss to Wichita State, failing to cover the 1.5-point spread as an underdog. Northern Iowa was able to cash tickets for its backers as a 6.5-point underdog in a 75-69 final against San Francisco.
Tip-off is set for 11:30 a.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Antelopes are favored by 3 points in the latest Grand Canyon vs. Northern Iowa odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 127. Before entering any Northern Iowa vs. Grand Canyon picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Grand Canyon vs. Northern Iowa spread: Grand Canyon -3
- Grand Canyon vs. Northern Iowa over/under: 127 points
- Grand Canyon vs. Northern Iowa money line: Grand Canyon -150, Northern Iowa +130
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Featured Game | Grand Canyon Antelopes vs. Northern Iowa Panthers
Why Northern Iowa can cover
Northern Iowa is getting used to playing as an underdog, as this will be its third straight game in this situation since blowing out non-Division I Wartburg to open the season. The Panthers had not played a game in 10 days heading into this event after its scheduled game at Virginia was postponed last week. They raced out to a 43-32 lead against the Dons on Monday before sputtering in the second half, but they still covered the 6.5-point spread.
Junior forward James Betz led Northern Iowa with 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting, while…