The Canisius Golden Griffins and the Manhattan Jaspers meet in college basketball action from the Draddy Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Canisius Golden Griffins will try to snap a nine-game losing streak after a 64-60 loss to Mount St. Mary’s last time out. Jordan Henderson leads the Golden Griffins in scoring with 13.5 PPG while Tahj Staveskie has 12.2 PPG and Jamir Moultrie has 10.9 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Canisius up to this point in the season with Staveskie logging a team-high 3 APG as well to lead Canisius in assists. Xzavier Long also has a team-high 5.9 RPG to lead the Golden Griffins on the glass this season. As a team, Canisius is averaging 71.2 PPG on 40.2% shooting from the field, 35% from three and 69.6% from the foul line this season.
The Manhattan Jaspers will be out to bounce back from an 84-65 loss to Quinnipiac last time out. Samir Stewart has 15.1 PPG with 3.7 APG while Ant Nelson has 14.7 PPG and 3.7 APG this season. Josh Roberts has 11.9 PPG and a team-high 8.8 RPG to lead the Jaspers in rebounding while Elijah Buchanan has 11 PPG and Nick Brennan has 10 PPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Manhattan so far this season. As a team, Manhattan is averaging 69.6 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 34.7% from three and 65.4% from the foul line this season.
Canisius is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Manhattan is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 35-15-1 in their last 51 games overall.
I’m not running to the window to bet this game, but I’m looking at the under here. I just don’t trust either offense to do enough to push us up into the 140s in this game. This has the makings of a first to 70 wins kind of game if we even get that high, like a 68-66 kind of game. Give me the under here.