Marist vs. Canisius - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Canisius Golden Griffins (10-19) at Marist Red Foxes (7-21)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McCann Center)
The Line: Marist Red Foxes +1 -- Over/Under: 129
The Canisius Golden Griffins and the Marist Red Foxes meet in college basketball action from McCann Arena on Wednesday.
Canisius enters this one at 10-19 so far. Since their last victory on February 23 against Manhattan, Canisius has lost consecutive games versus Iona and Saint Peter’s.
In the loss to Saint Peter’s, Canisius’ lead scorer was Majesty Brandon with 21 points, three rebounds and two assists. Corey Brown added 13 points with five rebounds in that one, and Jordan Henderson had 10 points with four rebounds and one assist.
Over on the Marist side, they’re 7-21 this season. Marist beat Niagara on February 23, but since then they’ve lost three straight to Manhattan, Siena and Quinnipiac in succession.
In the loss to Quinnipiac, Marist’s top scorer was Braden bell with 11 points and eight rebounds. Tyler Sagl was the only other Marist player in double-figures during that game, with 10 points. Michael Cubbage and Tyler Saint-Furcy each provided seven rebounds and seven points there as well.
Marist is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 Wednesday games and 7-0 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss. Marist is 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 after a straight-up loss.
Meanwhile, Canisius is 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine Wednesday games and 7-3-2 ATS in the last 12 road games. The under is 6-0 in Canisius’ last six road games and 3-0-1 in their last four Wednesday games.
There’s not a lot to like about Canisius’ recent performances, as they’ve gone 1-6 in their last seven games. That said, Canisius has been competitive in most of those, and four of the defeats were decided by three points or fewer.
The last time these teams met up was a 66-65 Canisius home win on February 2, and with Marist not scoring great lately this one will probably be a lower-scoring affair as well. I’m going with Marist on the home cover here, but really there’s not much to get excited about--even though the number in this one looks pretty enticing if you dig the home advantage.