Rider Broncs vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (10-12) at Rider Broncs (8-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)
The Line: Rider Broncs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Canisius Golden Griffins will travel to play the Rider Broncs in a MAAC game on Sunday.
The Rider Broncs are 8-13 (4-6) and are coming off of a win against St. Peter’s by a score of 76-45. Rider has won their last 2 games and is currently in 8th place of the MAAC standings. Rider is averaging 67.2 points per game while giving up 67.5 points per game. Rider is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 13.8 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for Rider. Xavier Lundy is averaging 10.3 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Broncs. Rider is shooting 68.4% on free throws, 32% on three-pointers, and 42.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins are 10-12 (5-6) and are coming off of a loss to Fairfield by a score of 84-77. Canisius has lost 2 games in a row and is currently in 7th of the MAAC standings. Canisius does have a win against Monmouth, who is the 1st place team in the MAAC. Canisius is averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 79.8 points per game. Canisius is also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Malcolm McMillan is averaging 15.8 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Canisius. Phil Valenti is averaging 15.1 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for the Golden Griffins. Canisius is shooting 73.6% on free throws, 34.5% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
Canisius is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an AST loss. Canisius is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. The under is 6-0 in the Canisius last 6 road games. Rider is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Rider is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The under is 6-2 in Rider’s last 8 games. The under is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Rider does a good job on the defensive end, while Canisius is allowing almost 80 points per game. Canisius has a much better offense than Rider, but Rider has the rebounding advantage. Rider has played better in their last few games and I like them here.