Canisius Golden Griffins (8-20) vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats (12-13)
February 27, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -3.5 / Canisius Golden Griffins +3.5; Over/Under: -146.5
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The Canisius Golden Griffins and the Quinnipiac Bobcats meet in college basketball action from the People’s United Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Canisius Golden Griffins will look to snap a four-game losing skid after a 72-65 loss to Iona on the road last time out. Armon Harried leads the Golden Griffins in scoring with 11.6 PPG along with 4.1 RPG while Malek Green has 10.8 PPG with 4.7 RPG and Jordan Henderson has 11 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Canisius up to this point in the season. Ahamadou Fofana has a team-high 3.3 APG and Jacco Fritz has a team-high 5.5 RPG as well this season. As a team, Canisius is averaging 68.8 PPG on 40.2% shooting from the field, 30.8% from three and 69.5% from the foul line while allowing 72.1 PPG on 46.4% shooting from the field and 30.5% from three this season.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats will also look to bounce back from a third straight defeat after a 78-71 loss to Siena in their last game. Matt Balanc has a team-high 14.2 PPG while Kevin Marfo has 10.1 PPG with a team-high 10.5 RPG to lead the Bobcats on the glass, averaging a double-double per game and Dezi Jones has 10.7 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Quinnipiac so far this season. Marfo also has a team-high 4.1 APG for the Bobcats this year. As a team, Quinnipiac is averaging 72.8 PPG on 43.8% shooting from the field, 34.6% from three and 74.2% from the foul line while allowing 72.1 PPG on 43.8% shooting from the field and 36.8% from three this season.
Canisius is 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record. Quinnipiac is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a losing road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
I’m not rushing to the window to back either of these teams if we’re being honest, that’s why I’m squarely on the over in this one. Neither team plays a lick of defense right now and I think this is a game where both teams could get into the mid- to high-70s. Give me the over here.