Canisius vs. Rider - 1/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Rider Broncs (9-7) at Canisius Golden Griffins (7-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Koessler Athletic Center)
The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins +1 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Rider Broncs and Canisius Golden Griffins meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Koessler Athletic Center.
The Rider Broncs need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rider Broncs are averaging 72.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Dimencio Vaughn is averaging 14.3 points and 1.3 assists while Frederick Scott is averaging 13.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Tyere Marshall is the third double-digit scorer and Stevie Jordan is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Rider Broncs have lost five of their last six road games.
The Canisius Golden Griffins need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Canisius Golden Griffins are averaging 69.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Malik Johnson is averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Majesty Brandon is averaging 12.7 points and 1.4 assists. Scott Hitchon is the third double-digit scorer and Jalanni White is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Canisius Golden Griffins are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Canisius Golden Griffins are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Canisius Golden Griffins have won four of their last six home games.
The Broncs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Golden Griffins are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 home games. The under is 4-0 in Broncs last 4 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Golden Griffins last 9 overall. The road team is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Rider Broncs have failed to cover seven of their nine road games where they lose by an average of 2.5 points and shoot 41.7 percent from the field. The Canisius Golden Griffins are piling up the losses as of late, but they win at home by an average of 3.7 points and are a profitable 9-7-1 ATS on the season. The Rider Broncs are probably the better team, but in a near toss up, I'll take the free point with the home team.