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Canisius vs. Fairfield - 2/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fairfield Stags (7-21) at Canisius Golden Griffins (15-13)

College Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Koessler Center)

The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Canisius Golden Griffins and the Fairfield Stags face off on Friday at Koessler Athletic Center as the close out their MAAC college basketball regular season schedules.

The Canisius Golden Griffins are 15-13 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Niagara o Tuesday that ended a three game winning streak. Canisius is averaging 64.3 points and they are shooting 40 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Zach Lewis leads the Golden Griffins averaging 13.1 points per game. Phil Valenti is averaging 10.6 points, Josiah Heath is averaging 9.2 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Jeremiah Williams is averaging 7.3 points. Canisius is 8-5 at home and 10-9 in the MAAC.

Canisius vs. Fairfield - 2/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Fairfield Stags are 7-21 this season and they are coming off of a win over St. Peter’s that ended a 10 game losing skid. Fairfield is averaging 60.4 points and they are shooting 39.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 66 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Marcus Gilbert leads the Stags averaging 16.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Tyler Nelson is averaging 9.7 points, Mike Kirkland Jr. is averaging 8.4 points, and Amadou Sidibe is averaging 6.0 points and 7.0 rebounds. Fairfield is 2-9 on the road and 5-13 in MAAC play.

Canisius is 5-2 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 14-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 2-5 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Fairfield is 12-5-2 against the spread in their last 19 road games, 4-11-2 against the spread following a win, and 0-6 against the spread following a game that they scored less than 50 points. The favorite is 7-2-1 against the spread in the last 10 meetings of these two.

Fairfield has just ben awful this season so while I don’t love the number I will take Canisius here. 

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Canisius Golden Griffins -8

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