Canisius Golden vs. Monmouth
|Date & Time||Sunday March 10, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
Times Union Center
Albany, New York
The Line: Monmouth PK -- Over/Under: 137.5
The Canisius Golden Griffins and Monmouth Hawks meet Sunday in the college basketball MAAC Tournament semifinal at the Times Union Center.
The Canisius Golden Griffins enter this game winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 70.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Takal Molson is averaging 16.9 points and two assists while Isaiah Reese is averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Malik Johnson is dishing 4.8 assists and Scott Hitchon is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Canisius Golden Griffins are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have won four of their last five non-home games.
The Monmouth Hawks look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 64.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Ray Salnave is averaging 12.2 points and 2.8 assists while Deion Hammond is averaging 11.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. Mustapha Traore is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Louie Pillari is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Monmouth Hawks have won five of their last six non-home games.
The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games. The Golden Griffins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Hawks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 3-0-1 in Golden Griffins last 4 overall. The over is 7-1 in Hawks last 8 Sunday games.
The Canisius Golden Griffins have won the two meetings this season and have actually won the last four meetings against Monmouth overall. However, we're seeing in these tournaments just how tough it is to beat a team two or three times in the same season. The Monmouth Hawks have played some of their best ball during this three-game winning streak and enter this contest allowing just 36.9 percent shooting in their last five games. The last game between these teams was decided by one point and the Golden Griffins shot just 29.8 percent from the field. I'll side with the Hawks in this pick em game.