Canisius vs. St. Bonaventure - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (4-2) at Canisius Golden Griffins (4-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Koessler Center)
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Koessler Athletic Center on Wednesday evening, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies and the Canisius Golden Griffins will be meeting up in college basketball action.
St. Bonaventure enters this game with a 5-2 record overall. The Bonnies have won their last two outings versus Siena and Buffalo. In that Buffalo game, St. Bonaventure was led by Matt Mobley’s 25 points.
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Mobley leads the Bonnies in scoring this year with a 22.3 PPG average, 4.6 RPG and 3.9 APG. Also in double-figures for St. Bonaventure are Courtney Stockard (11.4 PPG; 6.2 RPG) and LaDarien Griffin (10.4 PPG; 6.9 RPG).
Over on the Canisius side, they’re sitting at 4-4 overall this year. The Griffins have won three of their last four games against Texas State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Dartmouth. In that Dartmouth game, Canisius’ top scorer was Jermaine Crumpton, with 24 points.
Crumpton leads Canisius in scoring with 15.3 PPG and 4.1 RPG, and Isaiah Reese is right there as well on 15.1 PPG and 7.0 RPG. Takal Molson (11.5 PPG) and Spencer Foley (10.5 PPG) are also in double-digits for the Golden Griffins.
St. Bonaventure is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight-up win and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games following an ATS win. The Bonnies are also 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the Metro Atlantic and the under is 5-0 in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Griffins are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games. Canisius is also 1-5 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win and the under is 5-0 in their last five overall.
St. Bonaventure started out pretty slow against Buffalo, but to their credit they turned it on in the second half and finished on a 41-27 run. As for Canisius, they controlled Dartmouth for the most part front to back and posted a 35-28 advantage in the second half. This should be a pretty fun game, but I like St. Bonaventure to cover thanks to Canisius’ tendency to fall flat scoring every so often. Give me the Bonnies.