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Monmouth Hawks vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 1/19/14

Canisius Golden Griffins (12-6) at Monmouth Hawks (8-10)

College Basketball: Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)

The Line: Monmouth Hawks +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


How insane do you have to be to cap a game between the 12-6 Canisius Golden Griffins and the 8-10 Monmouth Hawks? These two teams will meet in the Multipurpose Activity Center on Sunday afternoon.

Usually you would be better off just skipping a game like this but since it has the chance to make you money, let’s take a quick glance to try and provide an edge.

Monmouth Hawks vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 1/19/14

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It’s a good thing Momouth is returning home after losing its last two games on the road. The Hawks have won four of their last six home games and holds a 2-3 against the spread record in front of their home fans. They only shoot 41.6 percent from the field and only make 65.2 percent of their free throws, but pretty much live and die by the three ball where it shoots a pretty good 35.5 percent from beyond the arc.

The Golden Griffins have actually won four of their last five games and are an impressive 6-3 against the spread on the road. Senior guard Billy Baron is one of the better players in the Horizon League, as he’s averaging 23.2 points and 5.1 assists per game. As a team, they shoot a solid 70.9 percent from the free throw line and a much better 41 percent from downtown.

Canisius has the better player in Baron and a great against the spread record on the road. It’s also a team that is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games following a SU victory. You have no choice but to go against the home team here and side with the Golden Griffins on the road. 

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