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Canisius vs. Saint Peter's - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Saint Peter's Peacocks (5-8) at Canisius Golden Griffins (7-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Koessler Center)

The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Saint Peter's Peacocks and Canisius Golden Griffins meet Saturday at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The Saint Peter's Peacocks look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 67.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Antwon Portley is averaging 15.5 points and 2.8 rebounds while Trevis Wyche is averaging 11.1 points and 3.8 assists. Quadir Welton is the third double-digit scorer and Chazz Patterson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 61.8 percent from the free throw line. Saint Peter's is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.

Canisius vs. Saint Peter's - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Canisius Golden Griffins need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 84.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 83.1 points on 48.8 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 37.8 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have won six of their last nine home games.

The Peacocks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Golden Griffins are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Peacocks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Saint Peter's is way too inconsistent and struggles big time on the road. Canisius has scoring depth and doesn't shoot itself in the foot like the Peacocks do from the free throw line. I'll take the home team by double digits. 

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Canisius Golden Griffins -6.5

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