Marist Red Foxes vs. Canisius Golden Griffins Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/6/14
Canisius Golden Griffins (9-5) at Marist Red Foxes (4-9)
College Basketball: Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm (McCann Field House)
The Line: Marist Red Foxes +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The McCann Field House and the Marist Red Foxes host MAAC rival the Canisius Golden Griffins.
So far Canisius is looking like a challenger in the MAAC at 3-0 following a 67-63 victory over Saint Peter's for their third win in four games. Scoring points has been the key to the team's success although the defense held up their end of the bargain versus the Peacocks despite blowing most of a 21 point first half lead. In the end the Golden Griffins sank four more shots to survive. Billy Baron paced the Canisius attack with 25 points and five assists with Chris Manhertz tossing in 12 points and snagging seven boards while Chris Perez and Jordan Heath added eleven and eight points.
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Marist got off to a horrific 0-9 start to the season but since then have been red hot as winners in four straight where the scoring and defense have been outstanding. The Red Foxes took a ten point lead after 20 minutes on the way to a 75-56 rout of visiting Fairfield. Bothe teams connected at 40%-41% with Marist turning 27 Stags personals turning in to a 32-11 advantage at the foul line which was decisive. Khallid Hart led four double digit scorers with 15 points on 4-7 from the floor with the duo of Jay Bowie and Chavaughn Lewis tossing in 14 points each and combining for 13 rebounds followed by a ten point effort from Manny Thomas.
Canisius looks like the better team and Marist won't stay hot forever and could easily get hammered here but I think I'll give the Red Foxes a shot as a home dog...