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Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Iona Gaels - 2/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Iona Gaels (12-9) at Canisius Golden Griffins (10-13)

College Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Koessler Center)

The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Iona Gaels will travel to play the Canisius Golden Griffins in a MAAC game on Friday.

The Canisius Golden Griffins are 10-13 (5-7) and are coming off of a loss to Rider by a score of 79-68. Canisius has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the MAAC standings. Canisius does have a win against Monmouth, who is 1st in the conference, by 10 points. Canisius is averaging 79 points per game while giving up 79.8 points per game. Canisius is also averaging 34.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Malcolm McMillan is averaging 15.6 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for Canisius. Phil Valenti is averaging 14.7 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Golden Griffins. Canisius is shooting 74.2% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Iona Gaels - 2/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Iona Gaels are 12-9 (9-3) and are coming off of a win against St. Peter’s by a score of 75-67. Iona has won 2 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the MAAC standings. Iona has conference losses against Monmouth, Fairfield, and Rider. Iona is averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 75.7 points per game. Iona is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game. A.J. English is averaging 22.3 points per game and 5.9 assists per game for Iona. Jordan Washington is averaging 16.4 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Gaels. Iona is shooting 70% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 45.3% on all field goal attempts.

Iona is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. Iona is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The over is 4-1 in Iona’s last 5 road games. Canisius is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. Canisius is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. The over is 5-1 in the Canisius last 6 home games. The over is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.

Iona is the better team in this matchup and should be able to win on the road. Both of these teams are high scoring teams that also allow a lot of points. Canisius is on a losing streak, while Iona has looked good in their last 2 games. I like Iona here.

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