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Canisius vs Monmouth 12/5/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Monmouth Hawks (6-1) vs. Canisius Golden Griffins (2-6)
December 5, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins +5 / Monmouth Hawks -5; Over/Under: +144
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The Monmouth Hawks and the Canisius Golden Griffins meet in college basketball MAAC-tion from Koessler Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Monmouth Hawks come into this one looking to build on a 57-45 win over Monmouth in their last matchup. George Papas leads the Hawks in scoring and assists with 17 PPG along with 2.4 APG as well as 5.9 RPG while Shavar Reynolds has 15.4 PPG and Walker Miller has 13.3 PPG with a team-high 7.6 RPG as well on the year. Marcus McClary has 12.7 PPG with 4.7 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Monmouth so far this season. As a team, Monmouth is averaging 73 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field, 3.98% from three and 85% from the foul line while allowing 65.9 PPG on 37.3% shooting from the field and 28.1% from three this season.

The Canisius Golden Griffins will be out to bounce back from a 74-68 loss to Niagara in their last game. Malek Green leads the Golden Griffins in scoring and rebounding with 15.4 PPG and 6.9 RPG while Armon Harried has 12 PPG with 3.5 PPG and 2.1 APG. Sien Uljtendaal has 10.6 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Canisius up to this point in the season. Jordan Henderson has 9.9 PPg while Ahamadou Fofana has a team-high 2.9 APG as well this season. As a team, Canisius is averaging 74.1 PPG on 39.7% shooting from the field, 32.1% from three and 70.7% from the foul line while allowing 73.4 PPG on 47.4% shooting from the field and 30.4% from three this season.

Monmouth is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. Canisius is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games.

I get the case to be made both ways, but if this line is a trap, so be it, I’m siding with Monmouth here. The Hawks have been plying some of the best ball in the MAAC so far this season and have had a lot more success with a tougher schedule. Canisius will have their chances this season, but this isn’t one of them. Give me Monmouth here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Monmouth -5

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