Iona Gaels vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 2/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (13-17) at Iona Gaels (18-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Canisius Golden Griffins will travel to play the Iona Gaels in a MAAC game on Sunday.
The Iona Gaels are 18-10 (15-4) and are coming off of a win against Manhattan by a score of 86-73. Iona has won 4 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the MAAC standings. Iona defeated Canisius by a score of 84-66 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Iona is averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 74.2 points per game. Iona is also averaging 37.1 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game. A.J. English is averaging 22.2 points per game and 6.1 assists per game for Iona. Jordan Washington is averaging 14.5 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Gaels. Iona is shooting 71% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins are 13-17 (8-11) and are coming off of a win against Niagara by a score of 65-50. Canisius has won 2 games in a row and is currently 7th in the MAAC standings. Canisius is averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 77.7 points per game. Canisius is also averaging 33.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Malcolm McMillan is averaging 14.9 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for Canisius. Phil Valenti is averaging 14 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for the Golden Griffins. Canisius is shooting 74.2% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 42% on all field goal attempts.
Canisius is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games. Canisius is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 road games for Canisius. Iona is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. Iona is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. The under is 7-3 in Iona’s last 10 home games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Iona has been playing very good basketball in their last few games and will be at home in this game. Iona should be able to win this game behind their high scoring offense, but I think Canisius will be able to keep it somewhat close.