Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Marist Red Foxes - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marist Red Foxes (5-21) at Canisius Golden Griffins (11-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Koessler Center)
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marist Red Foxes will travel to play the Canisius Golden Griffins in a MAAC game on Saturday.
The Canisius Golden Griffins are 11-17 (6-11) and are coming off of a loss to Fairfield by a score of 74-71. Canisius has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 8th in the MAAC standings. Canisius defeated Marist by a score of 92-83 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Canisius is averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 78.8 points per game. Canisius is also averaging 33.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Malcolm McMillan is averaging 14.9 points per game and 4 assists per game for Canisius. Phil Valenti is averaging 13.8 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Golden Griffins. Canisius is shooting 73.9% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 41.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Marist Red Foxes are 5-21 (2-15) and are coming off of a loss to Niagara by a score of 76-72. Marist has lost 4 games in a row and is currently last in the MAAC standings. Marist has conference wins against Siena and Manhattan. Marist is averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 79.3 points per game. Marist is also averaging 32.7 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game. Khallid Hart (Questionable) is averaging 21.2 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for Marist. Brian Parker (Questionable) is averaging 17 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Red Foxes. Marist is shooting 71.8% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 41.6% on all field goal attempts.
Marist is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games. Marist is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 road games for Marist. Canisius is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. Canisius is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 games for Canisius.
Marist has had very little success this season and will be on the road for this game. Both teams are not very strong on defense, while Canisius has the better offense. I like Canisius at home in this game.