Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Iona Gaels - 1/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (13-5) at Canisius Golden Griffins (9-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Koessler Center)
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Canisius Golden Griffins lock horns with MAAC power the Iona Gaels at the Koessler Athletic Center.
Unless somebody steps up in the MAAC it looks as if the Iona Gaels will be tough to displace as the top squad in the conference. The Gaels have survived a few close calls to remain 5-0 after escaping Niagara with an 80-79 victory on Friday as an eleven point favorite. The Purple Eagles rallied from a seven point hole despite beingg outshot 47%-40% with five more free throws almost enough to overcome three more baskets from the Gaels. AJ English paced all scorers with 28 points, seven boards and five helpers on 9-20 in 40 minutes while David Laury scored 25 points and hauled down 16 rebounds. Shadrac Casimir chipped in with 13 points and five assists while the starters acored all but two points.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins road to success is to keep the scoreboard manageable so the offense can keep up. Neither end of the floor had anything at all to worry about when Siena took the floor Friday as the Saints fell behind by 13 and completely folded in an 83-49 rout. The visitors managed just 29% shooting and gave the ball away 22 times and the 49% marksmanship of the Golden Griffins resulted in a hefty 13 more baskets. Phil Valenti was the go to scorer with a contest best 22 points and five helpers on 4-5 from the floor while Jeremiah Williams and Kassius Robertson added 12 and ten points with Robertson snagging six boards. Josiah Heath tossed in eight points with three others scoring seven each as points were easy to come by.
Gaels are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games whille going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Golden Griffins are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win. Canisius are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. No line has been released because there are injuries so please check back...