Niagara vs Canisius Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/3/23
Canisius Golden Griffins (4-15) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (11-9)
February 3, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles -4.5 / Canisius Golden Griffins +4.5; Over/Under: +130.5
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The Canisius Golden Griffins and Niagara Purple Eagles meet Friday in college basketball action at the Gallagher Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Canisius Golden Griffins Betting Preview
The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 69.8 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 47 percent shooting. Jordan Henderson is averaging 13.9 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Tahj Staveskie is averaging 11.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jamir Moultrie is the third double-digit scorer and Jacco Fritz is dishing 2.2 assists. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Canisius Golden Griffins are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Preview
The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 64.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Noah Thomasson is averaging 18.4 points and 3.4 assists, while Aaron Gray is averaging 12.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. Sam Iorio is dishing 1.6 assists and Bryce Moore is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.9 rebounds per game.
Canisius vs Niagara Trends
The Golden Griffins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Purple Eagles are 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 home games. The under is 7-2 in Golden Griffins last 9 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Purple Eagles last 5 Friday games. The underdog is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Canisius Golden Griffins are a bad team that’s having a worse week, and they lose on the road by an average of 8.8 points. The Niagara Purple Eagles have issues of their own, but they’re at home, where they win by an average of 7.9 points. The line is reasonable. I’ll lay the small line with Niagara at home.