Iona Gaels vs. Canisius Golden Griffins Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/17/14
Canisius Golden Griffins (11-6) at Iona Gaels (8-7)
College Basketball: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Canisius Golden Griffins and Iona Gaels collide with the top spot in the MAAC at stake.
Canisius had something of a breakout season a year ago and are following it up with another strong campaign thus far that has them in a three way tie atop the MAAC. The Golden Griffins gave conference newcomer Monmouth an up close look at their offense in an 87-67 rout behind 49% accuracy that included a 14-30 mark from beyond the arc. Billy Baron was the scoring star with 26 points, eight boards and six helpers with Zach Lewis next in line with 25 while Jordan Heath tossed in 14 points and posted seven rebounds.
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Iona and their fearsome offense appear to be clicking on all cylinders as they have been outscoring opponents in wins in three of four. Siena was the latest to fall to the scoring parade in an 87-78 loss where they simply weren't able to basket for basket with the visitors. Even though the Saints led 52%-44% in the shooting department Iona was deadly from long range with a 15-30 performance that was the decisive. AJ English was unstoppable with a contest best 31 points with five long balls while Sean Armand tossed in 19 with another six bombs followed by Tre Bowman and Isaiah Williams with eleven and nine points.
I immediately think over when these teams square off with two offenses that can really light up the scoreboard. I'll try the points and hope Canisius keeps up...