Canisius vs. Dartmouth - 3/18/15 CIT , Odds, and Prediction
Dartmouth Big Green (14-14) at Canisius Golden Griffins (16-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Koessler Center)
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dartmouth Big Green and Canisius Griffins play Wednesday in the CIT at the Koessler Athletic Cente.
The Dartmouth Big Green look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, Dartmouth is averaging 63 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Alex Mitola is averaging 12.4 points and 2.7 assists while Gabas Maldunas is averaging 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds. Connor Boehm is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Malik Gill is dishing 3.2 assists. The Dartmouth Big Green have four players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 64.6 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Dartmouth is allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The Canisius Griffins look for a win after winning four of their last six. On the season, Canisius is averaging 64.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting and is allowing 62.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Zach Lewis is averaging 12.6 points and 2.4 assists while Phil Valenti is averaging 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. Josiah Heath is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Jeremiah Williams is dishing 1.7 assists. The Canisius Griffins have four players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 71 percent from the line and 31.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Canisius is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
The 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Golden Griffins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Canisius is a solid team on its home court and has slightly more balance than Dartmouth. I'll side with the Griffins and the small chalk.