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Canisius vs. Buffalo - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Buffalo Bulls (11-1) at Canisius Golden Griffins (3-7)
Date & Time Saturday December 29, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins +14 -- Over/Under: 152.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Buffalo Bulls and Canisius Golden Griffins meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The Buffalo Bulls look for another victory to build on their impressive 11-1 record. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 83.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 42.1 percent shooting. CJ Massinburg is averaging 17.9 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jeremy Harris is averaging 13.8 points and 2.8 assists. Nick Perkins is the third double-digit scorer and Jayvon Graves is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Buffalo Bulls have won four of their last five road games.

The Canisius Golden Griffins could use a win here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 66.4 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Takal Molson is averaging 16.5 points and 2.4 assists while Isaiah Reese is averaging 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Malik Johnson is dishing 2.6 assists and Scott Hitchon is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Canisius Golden Griffins are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have split their two home games this season.

The Bulls are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Golden Griffins are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 19-7-1 in Bulls last 27 road games. The under is 7-1-1 in Golden Griffins last 9 overall.

The Canisius Golden Griffins have spent all sason up to this point on the road, so you'd like to see what they can do now that they have a rare home game. The Buffalo Bulls have been one of the more consistent teams in the country and they're 5-1-1 ATS on the road this season. We have yet to see the best version of Canisius, but I'm buying what Buffalo is selling right now, as this is a solid team at both ends. I'll take Buffalo in a blowout road victory.

Pick:
Buffalo Bulls -14

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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