Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 12/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (3-4) at Penn State Nittany Lions (5-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -6.5 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions will host the Canisius Golden Griffins this Thursday.
The Penn State Nittany Lions currently sit tenth in the Big Ten with a 5-3 record while holding a 4-1 record at home. The Nittany Lions come into this game winning 3 out of their past 4 games with their most recent game being a 76-66 loss to George Washington. Through 8 games this season the leading scorer for the Nittany Lions has been Shep Garner who is averaging 16.4 points per game and 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Second on the team is Brandon Taylor who is scoring 15.9 points per game and 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Penn State will try to bounce back with a win against Canisius.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins come into this game with a 3-4 record and are currently 6th in the MAAC. Their most recent game was a 78-76 loss to Quinnipiac. Canisius comes into this game losing 3 out of their last 4 games. Through 7 games this season the leading scorer for the Golden Griffins has been Malcolm McMillan who is averaging 21.3 points per game and 4.1 assists with 2.7 rebounds. Second on the team is Phil Valenti who is scoring 15.1 points per game and 7.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Canisius will need a win here at Penn State.
The Canisius Golden Griffins are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following a loss. The Golden Griffins are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Thursday games. Penn State is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Nittany Lions are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Canisius has been shaky to start the year and they will have a tough test going on the road to play in Penn State. Penn State on the other hand has won 3 out of their last 4 games. I think Penn State is the better team here and will cover here at home.