Canisius vs. Manhattan - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (5-8) at Canisius Golden Griffins (7-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Koessler Center)
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers and Canisius Golden Griffins meet Thursday at the Koessler Athletic Center.
The Manhattan Jaspers look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 68.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Shane Richards is averaging 17.8 points and 1.1 assists while Rich Williams is averaging 16.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Zane Waterman is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Wilson is dishing 6.2 assists. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. Manhattan is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Manhattan Jaspers have lost 10 of their last 16 road games.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins need a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 84.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Malcolm McMillan is averaging 17.4 points and 4.5 assists while Kassius Robertson is averaging 15.4 points and 3.1 rebounds. Phil Valenti is dishing 2.1 assists and Jamal Reynolds is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. Canisius is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Jaspers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Golden Griffins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Jaspers are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Canisius and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Both teams come into this game playing pretty decent ball, especially the Jaspers who have won four of their five games this season recently. Also, Manhattan has covered five of the last six meetings against Canisius. So, I'm going to side with the double-digit points given the history between these two teams.