Canisius at St. Peter's
|Date & Time||Sunday February 10, 2019, 1:00 PM (EST)|
Jersey City, NJ
Saint Peter's Peacocks - 0 -- Over/Under: 132.5
The Canisius Golden Griffins will travel to the Yanitelli Center to take on the Saint Peter’s Peacocks this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Canisius Golden Griffins improved to 10-13 (7-4 MAAC) on the season after defeating the Rider Broncs, 81-80, this past Friday night. Canisius trailed by a 69-60 margin with 8:21 left in regulation, however, fought back late and was able to secure the come from behind victory after Jonathan Sanks banked in a three-pointer with just 7.9 seconds left in regulation to give the Golden Griffins the lead for good. Canisius shot 50.0% from the field and 38.5% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Griffins was Takal Molson who had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and a steal.
On the season, Canisius is averaging 70.8 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Golden Griffins are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 31.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Canisius has been led by Takal Molson (16.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg), Isaiah Reese (11.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.6 spg), Malik Johnson (9.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.8 spg), and Scott Hitchon (8.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.3 apg).
Defensively, Canisius is allowing their opponents to average 75.9 ppg on 46.8% shooting from the field. The Golden Griffins have a rebound margin of -3.7 and a turnover margin of 1.1.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks lost their 4th consecutive game and dropped to 6-16 (3-7 MAAC) on the season after being defeated by the Monmouth Hawks, 53-51, this past Thursday. Saint Peter’s struggled offensively against the Monmouth defense and couldn’t secure the victory after being held scoreless over the final 2:58 of regulation. Saint Peter’s shot just 38.1% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Peacocks was Samuel Idowu who had 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 62.4 ppg on 41.5% shooting from the field. The Peacocks are averaging 6.0 three-pointers per game on 32.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Saint Peter’s has been led by Davauhnte Turner (17.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg), Samuel Idowu (11.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.8 bpg), Quinn Taylor (7.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Dallas Watson (6.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.7 apg).
Defensively, Saint Peter’s is allowing their opponents to average 69.9 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The Peacocks have a rebound margin of 0.2 and a turnover margin of -2.3.
The Golden Griffins are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Peacocks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss, however, just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games.
Canisius has won 5 of their last 7 games despite ranking just 243rd in scoring offense, 252nd in FG%, and 281st in scoring defense.
Saint Peter’s has lost 5 of their last 6 games and although their defense has been decent as they rank just 138th in scoring defense, the Peacocks have really struggled offensively as they rank just 342nd in scoring offense and 303rd in FG%.
Canisius was able to take care of business against Saint Peter’s in both their match-ups last season including a 15-point victory against the Peacocks on the road and as I like how the Golden Griffins offense is averaging 75.4 ppg over their last 5 games, I think they’ll be able to do enough against the Peacocks to get the win. Good Luck!