Siena Saints vs. Canisius Golden Griffins - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Canisius Golden Griffins (11-14) at Siena Saints (16-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
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The Canisius Golden Griffins will travel to play the Siena Saints in a MAAC game on Thursday.
The Siena Saints are 16-9 (9-5) and are coming off of a loss to Marist by a score of 79-73. Siena has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 3rd in the MAAC standings. Siena defeated Canisius by a score of 99-78. Siena is averaging 77.4 points per game while giving up 72.6 points per game. Siena is also averaging 39.6 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Brett Bisping is averaging 15.6 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game for Siena. Javion Ogunyemi is averaging 14.4 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Saints. Siena is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 46.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Canisius Golden Griffins are 11-14 (6-8) and are coming off of a win against Rider by a score of 67-61. Canisius has lost 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 7th in the MAAC standings. Canisius does have a win against Monmouth, who is the leader of the MAAC. Canisius is averaging 78 points per game while giving up 79.2 points per game. Canisius is also averaging 33.9 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Malcolm McMillan is averaging 15.5 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for Canisius. Phil Valenti is averaging 14.4 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Golden Griffins. Canisius is shooting 74.1% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 41.9% on all field goal attempts.
Canisius is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Canisius is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 8-2 in the Canisius last 10 games. Siena is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. Siena is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The under is 8-2 in Siena’s last 10 home games. Canisius is 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Siena is in the race for the MAAC title, while Canisius hasn’t been as good this season. Canisius has struggled on defense, allowing almost 80 points per game. Siena is the better team in this matchup and I expect them to win this game by double-digits.