Duquesne Dukes vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 11/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (0-2) at Duquesne Dukes (2-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Canisius Golden Griffins will travel to play the Duquesne Dukes in a non-conference college basketball game on Friday.
The Duquesne Dukes are 2-1 this season after beating St. Francis (PA) by a score of 89-75 in their last game. Duquesne scored 51 points in the second half and was able to pull away for the win. Rene Castro led Duquesne with 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in this game. Duquesne shot 52.5% on field goals, with a long of 52% on three-pointers in this game. Tarin Smith is averaging 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, while Isiaha Mike is averaging 10.3 points and 4 rebounds per game this season for the Dukes. Duquesne is averaging 39 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game, while committing 17 turnovers per game this season. Duquesne is shooting 45.1% on field goals, 70.7% on free throws, and 38.3% on three-pointers.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins are 0-2 this season after losing to Cleveland State by a score of 67-64 in their last game. Canisius led by 5 points at halftime of this game, but could not hold on in the second half for the win. Jermaine Crumpton led Canisius with 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists in this game. Canisius shot 42.6% on field goals, while shooting 42.1% on three-pointers in their win. Jermaine Crumpton is averaging 17 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, while Kassius Robertson is averaging 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game for Canisius. Canisius is averaging 33 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game, while committing 15 turnovers per game. Canisius is shooting 42.2% on field goals, 67.6% on free throws, and 30% on three-pointers this season.
Canisius is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 games for Canisius against the A-10. Duquesne is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the MAAC and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 home games for Duquesne.
Canisius comes into this game on the road and looking for their first win of the season, while Duquesne has alternated wins and losses so far this season. Duquesne has the shooting advantage in this game and is averaging more rebounds per game than Canisius. I like Duquesne at home here.