Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (14-12) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (14-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats battle the Canisius Golden Griffins at TD Bank Sports Arena with 5th in the MAAC on the line.
The Canisius Golden Griffins need to sweep the remaining schedule to have a decent chance of cracking the top four in the MAAC. The Golden Griffins appeared to be a top squad in the conference before four straight defeats took them out of the running. Now the team is trying to rebound with back to back wins after a 69-63 overtime win at Siena on Thursday. The Saints relied on 45% marksmanship while Canisius sank shots at 52% with an even boxscore otherwise. Jeremiah Williams gave the offense 18 points on 6-10 shooting in 41 minutes while Josiah Heath added 14 points and nine rebounds. Kassius Robertson and Kevin Bleeker netted 12 points apiece with Bleeker posting five yanks.
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats have picked the wrong time to lose consecutive contests because they have gone from challenging for 4th to 5th with three games remaining in the regular season. The Bobcats could still reach 4th with a sweep of their remaining schedule and some help. The Bobcats are behind the eight ball thanks to a slow start that cost them in a 94-83 defeat at Rider. The Broncs were up ten at intermission and traded baskets the rest of the way with a 51%-43% shooting edge that featured a few more threes and free throws. Quinnipiac received 20 points and nine rebounds from Ousmane Drame with James Ford Jr. right on his heels with 18 points. Zaid Hearst added 15 points, six pulls and five assists followed by Evan Conti and Justin Harris with 14 and 12 points and a combined 14 rebounds.
The Golden Griffins are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. Canisius are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. win. The Bobcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Quinnipiac are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Both teams need this game but I'm siding with who I think is better...