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Canisius vs. Fairfield - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fairfield Stags (15-11) at Canisius Golden Griffins (11-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Koessler Center)

The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Fairfield Stags and Canisius Golden Griffins meet Thursday at the Koessler Athletic Center. 

The Fairfield Stags look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Fairfield Stags are averaging 78.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 17.7 points and 5.3 assists while Tyler Nelson is averaging 15.7 points and three assists. Curtis Cobb is the third double-digit scorer and Jerome Segura is dishing 5.2 assists. The Fairfield Stags are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Stags are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Fairfield Stags have split their last 10 road games. 

Canisius vs. Fairfield - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Canisius Golden Griffins need a nice win after losing five of their last six games. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 76.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 48 percent shooting. Malcolm McMillan is averaging 14.9 points and 4.1 assists while Phil Valenti is averaging 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Kassius Robertson is dishing 1.9 assists and Kevin Bleeker is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Griffins are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Stags are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Golden Griffins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Stags are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Canisius.

I'm not laying chalk with a team that's lost five of six games, has a losing record and has lost five of its last seven home games. Fairfield is the better team here. I'll gladly take the points. 

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Fairfield Stags +4

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