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Canisius vs. Marist - 2/4/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marist at Canisius
Date & Time Monday February 4, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Koessler Athletic Center
Buffalo, NY
The Line
Canisius Golden Griffins -5 -- Over/Under: 144
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The Marist Red Foxes and the Canisius Golden Griffins meet in college basketball MAAC-tion from the Koessler Athletic Center on Monday night.

The Marist Red Foxes will look to rebound after losing 7 of their last 9 games following a 57-52 loss to Fairfield in their last outing. Brian Parker led Marist with 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting while Ryan Funk added 13 points as the only other Red Fox to score in double figures in the losing effort for Marist. Isaiah Lamb added a team-high 7 rebounds with a pair of steals while Darius Hines chipped in 3 steals in the loss. Parker leads Marist with an average of 14.9 points and 3.5 assists per game while Lamb leads the Red Foxes in rebounding with 5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Marist is averaging 68.2 points per game on 45.3% shooting from the field, 37.6% from behind the 3-point line and 66.2% from the foul line this season.

The Canisius Golden Griffins will look to keep their momentum going after winning 4 of their last 5 games following a 75-70 win over Quinnipiac in their last outing. Takai Molson led the Griffins with 22 points on 5 of 11 shooting with an 11 of 13 mark from the foul line and 3 steals while Jordan Henderson added 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting with a pair of triples and 3 assists. Malik Johnson flirted with a triple-double, scoring 12 points with 3 threes along with team-highs of 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Molson leads the Golden Griffins in scoring with 16.6 points per game while Isaiah Reese leads Canisius with averages of 5.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Canisius is averaging 70.3 points per game on 42.7% shooting from the field, 31.9% from behind the arc and 66.9% from the foul line this season.

Marist is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. Canisius is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 conference games. Marist is 10-25-1 ATS in the last 36 meetings between these two teams and 3-15 ATS in the last 18 meetings between these two teams at Canisius.

The Golden Griffins have had issues at home against the spread dating back to last season, but the one thing that Canisius has going for them is that they’ve flat out owned the Red Foxes at home over the years, going 15-3 ATS in the last 18 meetings at the Koessler Athletic Center. Add in the fact that Canisius is in much better form, winning 4 of their last 5, compared to Marist who have lost 7 of 9, and I think you have to lay the points in this scenario.

Canisius -5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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