Iona vs. Canisius - 3/10/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Canisius Golden Griffins (12-19) at Iona Gaels (11-16)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Boardwalk Hall)
The Line: Iona Gaels -1.5 -- Over/Under: 146
The Canisius Golden Griffins and Iona Gaels meet Tuesday in the college basketball MAAC Tournament at the Boardwalk Hall.
The Canisius Golden Griffins need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 68.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Majesty Brandon is averaging 14.1 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 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Canisius Golden Griffins are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have lost five of their last seven non-home games.
The Iona Gaels need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Iona Gaels are averaging 70.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. E.J. Crawford is averaging 18.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Tajuan Agee is averaging 14.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Isaiah Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Washington is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have split their last six non-home games.
The underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Iona Gaels won both meetings this season, which includes a 21-point beatdown on the road just a couple of weeks ago. The Canisius Golden Griffins continue to have offensive issues during this losing stretch, and that includes just 41.5 percent shooting from the field and 31.3 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Seven of Iona's nine covers this season have come in non-home games and they're still winning their last five games by an average of 1.8 points despite their three-game losing streak. I'll lay the bucket with Iona.