Canisius vs. Cornell - 11/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cornell Big Red (2-1) vs. Canisius Golden Griffins (1-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Koessler Athletic Center)
The Line: Canisius -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cornell Big Red and Canisius Golden Griffins square off Saturday afternoon at the Koessler Athletic Center.
The Cornell Big Red look for their third straight victory to improve to 3-1 on the year. The Cornell Big Red are averaging 86 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Robert Hatter is averaging 22.3 points and six assists while Matt Morgan is averaging 20 points and five rebounds. Darryl Smith is the third double-digit scorer and David Onuorah is grabbing 10.7 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 42.7 percent from downtown, as they have 35 made threes in three games. The only thing that’s hurting the Cornell Big Red are the 17 turnovers per game, a number that must shrink quickly if this season is going to be a success. Cornell has lost seven of its last 10 road games.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins look for a strong win to get a game above a .500 record. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 91.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 92.5 points on 50.4 percent shooting. Malcolm McMillan is averaging 32 points and four assists while Jamal Reynolds is averaging 14.5 points and 10 rebounds. Phil Valenti is dishing four assists and Kevin Bleeker is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 35.5 percent from deep and have 22 made threes in just two games. Canisius also has 33 offensive rebounds, a trait that is going to work wonders this season in the MAAC. Canisius has won six of its last nine regular season home games.
The Big Red are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Griffins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Both teams can shoot the rock, but Canisius has been far better than Cornell has been on the road. Also, the Golden Griffins have a huge advantage on the glass, which should be the deciding factor here. I'll take Canisius by double digits.