Youngstown State vs. Canisius - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (1-4) at Youngstown State Penguins (3-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Beeghly Center)
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Canisius Golden Griffins and Youngstown State Penguins meet Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at the Beeghly Center.
The Canisius Golden Griffins could use a bounce back victory after a rough 1-4 start to the season. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 67.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 49 percent shooting. Jermaine Crumpton is averaging 15.6 points and four rebounds while Phil Valenti is averaging 13.8 points and 3.2 assists. Kassius Robertson is the third double-digit scorer and Kiefer Douse is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Canisius Golden Griffins are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.4 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Youngstown State Penguins look for a big home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 79 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 84.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Cameron Morse is averaging 25.2 points and 3.3 rebounds while Francisco Santiago is averaging 10.8 points and four assists. Matt Donlan is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Latin Davis is dishing 1.6 assists. The Youngstown State Penguins are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Youngstown State Penguins are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Youngstown State Penguins have won three straight home games.
The Golden Griffins are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Penguins are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 35-17 in Penguins last 52 overall and the under is 16-5-2 in Golden Griffins last 23 overall.
Canisius is really struggling out of the gate and has done nothing on the road dating back to last season. Youngstown State has had its struggles in its own right, but the Penguins do play well at home and will have the best player on the court in Morse. Have to side with the Penguins and the small line here.