Canisius vs. Iona - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Canisius vs. Iona - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Iona Gaels (10-13) at Canisius Golden Griffins (10-17)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Koessler Athletic Center)

The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -2 -- Over/Under: 144

TV: ESPN+

The Iona Gaels and Canisius Golden Griffins meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The Iona Gaels look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Iona Gaels are averaging 69.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. E.J. Crawford is averaging 18.1 points and 4.7 rebounds while Tajuan Agee is averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds. Isaiah Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Asante Gist is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have split their last six road games.

The Canisius Golden Griffins need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 69.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Malik Johnson is averaging 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while Majesty Brandon is averaging 13 points and 1.3 assists. Scott Hitchon is dishing one assist and Jalanni White is grabbing three rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Canisius Golden Griffins are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have split their last six home games.

The home team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Iona Gaels are just 7-14-2 against the spread on the season, but they've turned things around lately, winning five of their last six games and shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from deep during that stretch. The Canisius Golden Griffins have lost seven of their last nine games, and they lose at home by an average of 0.5 points while allowing 46.1 percent shooting from the field. The Canisius Golden Griffins are also 0-7 against the spread this season as a favorite. We're getting a free bucket with the team that's playing better basketball. I'll take it.

Randy’s Pick Iona Gaels +2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.