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Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Buffalo Bulls Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/11/13

Buffalo Bulls (4-2) at Canisius Golden Griffins (5-3)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm (First Niagara Center)

The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Time Warner New York

The Canisius Golden Griffins and the Buffalo Bulls face off o Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Canisius Golden Griffins are off to a 5-3 start and they have won four of their last five games. Canisius has played the 332nd ranked schedule in the nation and they are 2-1 in neutral site games this year. Billy Baron is averaging 19.9 points and 4.6 assists per game to lead the Golden Griffins. Jordan Heath is averaging 11.4 points and 4.8 assists, Chris Perez is averaging 11.2 points, and Dominique Rainey is averaging 8.1 points. Canisius is averaging 74.4 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.3 points and their opponents shoot 46.3 percent. Canisius should be competitive in the MAAC this season.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Buffalo Bulls Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/11/13

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The Buffalo Bulls are 4-2 for the season with their four wins coming in their last four games. All of Buffalo’s wins have been at home this season and this is their first neutral site game. Javon McCrea leads Buffalo averaging 16.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Joshua Freelove is averaging 12.2 points, Jarod Oldham is averaging 9.7 points and 5.2 assists, and Jarryn Skeete is averaging 9.0 points. Buffalo is averaging 73.8 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Buffalo has played the 338th ranked schedule in the nation and it looks to get much tougher.

Canisius is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 3-1-1 against the spread following a game which they covered the spread, and 0-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Buffalo is 4-0 against the spread following a win, 7-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six non-conference games. The underdog is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings of these two.

Buffalo is a mild favorite here and I look for them to get the cover in what should be an entertaining game for the fans but not one to wager heavily on. 

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Buffalo Bulls -1.5

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