The No. 12 seed Grand Canyon Antelopes are eyeing their first trip to the Sweet 16 when they take on the No. 4 seed Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2024 NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Antelopes (30-4), who have won six in a row, registered their first NCAA Tournament win at the Division I level on Friday in a 75-66 win over No. 5 seed Saint Mary's. The Crimson Tide (22-11), who are making their 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, are looking to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth time since 2004. Alabama advanced on Friday with a 109-96 win over No. 13 seed Charleston.

Tip-off from Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash., is set for 7:10 p.m. ET. The Crimson Tide are 6-point favorites in the latest Grand Canyon vs. Alabama odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 170. Before making any Alabama vs. Grand Canyon picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters the 2024 NCAA tournament on a 148-106 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,700 for $100 players. It also has a strong 29-19 (+810) record on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Grand Canyon. You can head to SportsLine now to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Grand Canyon vs. Alabama:

  • Grand Canyon vs. Alabama spread: Alabama -6
  • Grand Canyon vs. Alabama over/under: 170 points
  • Grand Canyon vs. Alabama money line: Grand Canyon +201, Alabama -249
  • GCU: The Antelopes are 6-0 ATS in their last six games
  • ALA: The Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last five games
  • Grand Canyon vs. Alabama picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Alabama can cover 

Senior forward Grant Nelson is one of four Crimson Tide players averaging double-digit scoring. He has scored 10 or more points in three of the last four games, including a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds in a 92-88 overtime win over Arkansas on March 9 in the regular-season finale. He has reached 20 or more points five times in 2023-24. The former North Dakota State standout is in his first season at Alabama. In 33 games, all starts, he is averaging 11.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 blocks.

Sophomore guard Rylan Griffen has been logging important minutes for the Crimson Tide and is coming off a nine-point effort in Friday's win over Charleston. He has reached double-figure scoring 16 times on the year, including a 14-point effort at Ole Miss on Feb. 28. He scored 21 points, while adding four assists and three rebounds in a 117-95 loss at Kentucky on Feb. 24. In 32 games, including 29 starts, he is averaging 10.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists. See which team to pick at SportsLine.

Why Grand Canyon can cover

Fifth-year senior forward Gabe McGlothan is one of three Antelopes who are averaging 10 points or more. He is coming off a double-double in the opening-round win over Saint Mary's, securing 12 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes of action. He has six double-doubles on the year. In 33 games, all starts, he is averaging 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists in 32.9 minutes.

Also helping power Grand Canyon is junior transfer guard Collin Moore. He contributed 10 points, four rebounds and two assists in the win over Saint Mary's. Moore has reached double-figure scoring 11 times. He is connecting on 42.6% of his field goals, and 78.7% of his foul shots. In 34 games, all starts, he is averaging 8.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals. See which team to pick at SportsLine.

How to make Grand Canyon vs. Alabama picks

The model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 160 points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 70% of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Alabama vs. Grand Canyon, and which side of the spread hits well over 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that is 29-19 on top-rated college basketball spread picks this season.