Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Marist Red Foxes - 2/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marist Red Foxes (3-18) at Canisius Golden Griffins (12-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Koessler Center)
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Koessler Athletic Center and the Canisius Golden Griffins host the Marist Red Foxes on Sunday.
The Marist Red Foxes have not had much to cheer about in 2014-15 at 3-18 but they do have an opportunity to move out of the conference basement and took a step in that direction with Friday's 65-61 victory at Niagara with both teams owning a pair of conference wins. The Red Foxes have now won back to back contests with their defense holding the Purple Eagles to 44% from the floor and forcing 16 turnovers. The Red Foxes connected at 43% and owned a 15-9 advantage at the stripe which turned out to be decisive. Leading scorer Chavaughn Lewis pumped in a game high 22 points on 7-16 shooting with Khallid Hart tossing in 16. Phillip Lawrence and Eric Truog combined for 17 points with Truog grabbing seven rebounds.
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The Cansius Golden Griffins were a nightmare for opposing defenses a season ago but with too much scoring graduating the team has become a defense first squad. The Golden Griffins have outscored opponents 64-61 and have rode their D to wins in four of five to climb in to the top four of the conference after downing Quinnipiac 63-57 on Friday. Canisius took an eight point lead in to the intermission and matched baskets over the final 20 minutes. The offense didn't light up the scoreboard on 35.8% accuracy but it added up to a few more baskets against the 33% shooting Bobcats. Kassius Robertson led the Golden Griffins with 16 points on 6-10 from the floor followed by Zach Lewis with 12 points. Jermaine Crumpton netted nine while Phil Valenti and Jan Grzelinski added seven points each with Grzelinski posting five assists.
The Red Foxes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Marist are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win. The Golden Griffins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. Canisius are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.Canisius won the first match up by DD and that's tough to do twice but the potential factor...