Manhattan vs. Canisius - 1/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (7-10) at Manhattan Jaspers (6-9)
College Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers 0 -- Over/Under: 155.5 See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers and the Canisius Golden Griffins face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The Manhattan Jaspers are 6-9 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a three game winning streak. Manhattan is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 42.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.3 points and their opponents are shooting 47.5 percent. Shane Richards leads the Jaspers averaging 18.3 points per game. Rich Williams is averaging 16.4 points and 7.1 rebounds, Zane Waterman is averaging 10.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Calvin Crawford is averaging 8.6 points. Manhattan is 4-3 at home this season.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins are 7-10 this season and they have lost their last four games. Canisius is averaging 82.1 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 82.2 points and their opponents are shooting 49.1 percent. Malcolm McMillan leads the Golden Griffins averaging 16.6 points per game. Phil Valenti is averaging 14.8 points and 5.6 rebounds, Kassius Robertson is averaging 14.6 points, and Jermaine Crumpton is averaging 12.5 points. Canisius is 1-6 on the road this season.
Manhattan is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record, and 9-4 against the spread against the MAAC. Canisius is 1-4 against the spread against the MAAC, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 1-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This line looks light and I see Manhattan getting the job done.