Canisius vs. Niagara - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Canisius vs. Niagara - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Niagara Purple Eagles (11-19) at Canisius Golden Griffins (11-19)

College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Koessler Athletic Center)

The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -6.5 -- Over/Under: 143

TV: ESPN+

The Niagara Purple Eagles and Canisius Golden Griffins meet Friday in college basketball action at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The Niagara Purple Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 66.1 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Marcus Hammond is averaging 14.1 points and 4.5 rebounds while James Towns is averaging 11.1 points and 1.8 assists. Raheem Solomon is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Greg Kuakumensah is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25 rebounds per game. The Niagara Purple Eagles have lost seven straight road games.

The Canisius Golden Griffins need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 69 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Majesty Brandon is averaging 13.9 points and 1.4 assists while Malik Johnson is averaging 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. Scott Hitchon is dishing 1.1 assists and Jalanni White is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Canisius Golden Griffins are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have lost three straight home games.

The road team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

These are two bad basketball teams no matter how you slice it, so this is a spot where I'm going to side with the free points and hope for the best. The Niagara Purple Eagles won the first meeting and you can make a strong argument, they head into this game playing the better basketball. Not only that, but the Canisius Golden Griffins are 0-8 against the spread this season as a favorite. In what world are the Canisius Golden Griffins 6.5 points better than an opponent? Give me the Niagara Purple Eagles and the points.

Randy’s Pick Niagara Purple Eagles +6.5

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