Monmouth Hawks vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (7-6) at Monmouth Hawks (9-4)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Canisius Golden Griffins go on the road to face the Monmouth Hawks for the second time.
The Canisius Golden Griffins have plenty of scoring ability but the is there enough stopping power? There has been just enough lately with four straight victories after downing Marist 92-83 Saturday as a six point road favorite. The Golden Griffins led by one heading to the locker room with a slight 49%-47% shooting edge. The Red Foxes stayed in this with a 15-35 effort on threes but Canisius won it with 17 more makes at the line. Kassius Robertson led all scorers with 27 points on 8-12 from the field with Chris Atkinson tossing in 15.Malcolm McMillan added 14 points and eight assists while Phil Valenti and Jermaine Crumpton netted 12 points apiece and snagged eleven boards.
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The Monmouth Hawks are a surprise team with wins over Georgetown, USC and Notre Dame with a three point loss at Dayton. The Hawks were on a roll with five consecutive victories before a 91-84 defeat at Army put an end to the good times. The Hawks held a 45.5%-43% shooting edge but the one noticeable difference was the Black Knights 11-3 advantage on threes. Justin Robinson gave the Hawks attack a game high 23 points on 9-20 shooting with Collin Stewart tossing in 12 points. Chris Brady and Micah Seaborn combined for 21 points with Deon Jones adding eight points and eight rebounds.
The over is 8-0 in Canisius last 8 road games and is 14-3 in their last 17 overall while Canisius are 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 road games. The under is 6-2 in Monmouth last8 overall. Monmouth is pretty good and win this but the points are calling my name…