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Canisius vs. Iona - 1/13/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Iona at Canisius
Date & Time Sunday January 13, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Koessler Athletic Center
Buffalo, NY
The Line
Canisius -3 / over-under: 164
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Sunday college basketball action pits the Canisius Golden Griffins against the Iona Gaels.

The Iona Gaels fell to 2-1 in the MAAC following a 95-90 defeat at Niagara on Friday as a one point underdog. Iona and Niagara traded baskets for 40 minutes in a game that wasn’t decided until the final seconds.

EJ Crawford topped the explosive Iona offense with 23 points and six boards while Rickey McGill added 22 points, four pulls and three assists.

Tajuan Agee gave the Gaels another 22 points and eleven rebounds followed by Asante Gist and Ben Perez with a combined 17 points with Gist handing out six assists.

The Canisius Golden Griffins have dropped back to back contests after an 82-73 loss to visiting Rider as a 1.5 point home dog on Friday.

Canisius appeared to be in control with an eleven point lead at the intermission but were outshot 51.7%-41.8% with the Broncos sinking 15 more free throws.

Isaiah Reese kept Canisius in upset mode as he pumped in 21 points with eight rebounds and four helpers while Takal Molson added 19 points and five pulls.

Marcale Lotts gave the Golden Griffins six points and four pulls followed by Jalanni White and Scott Hitchon with four points each and a combined nine rebounds. 

Iona are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 road games and Iona are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall and over is 20-8-1 in IONA last 29 overall. Canisius are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games and Canisius are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall and under is 9-4-1 in Canisius last 14 overall. Iona  are 7-19-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings and underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

If I were betting this I would do something on Canisius but small at best because neither team covers spreads...

Pick:
Canisius -3

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