NJIT vs. Canisius - 3/28/15 CIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (18-14) at NJIT Highlanders (20-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Fleisher Center)
The Line: NJIT Highlanders -3 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders and the Canisius Golden Griffins face off on Saturday in a CIT college basketball matchup.
The NJIT Highlanders are 20-11 this season and they advanced to this game with a win over Cleveland State on Monday. New Jersey Institute of Technology is averaging 71.9 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Damon Lynn leads the Highlanders averaging 17.7 points per game. Winfield Willis is averaging 12.4 points, Tim Coleman is averaging 11.4 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Ky Howard is averaging 11.1 points and 6.0 rebounds. New Jersey institute of Technology is 14-2 at home this season.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins are 18-14 this season and they advanced to this game with a win over Bowling Green in heir last game. Canisius is averaging 65.5 points and they are shooting 40.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Zach Lewis leads the Golden Griffins averaging 12.6 points per game. Josiah Heath is averaging 10 points and 6.9 rebounds, Phil Valenti is averaging 9.7 points, and Jeremiah Williams is averaging 8.1 points. Canisius is 8-7 on the road this season.
NJIT is 5-0 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, and 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Canisius is 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 road games, 4-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points, and 7-3 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
I see the wrong team being favored here and I look for Canisius to walk away with the outright win.