Canisius vs. Iona - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Iona (10-13) at Canisius (10-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Koessler Athletic Center)
The Line: Canisius -2 -- Over/Under: 144 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels (10-13, CONF 8-8) and Canisius Golden Griffins (10-17, CONF 5-11) face off in a Metro Atlantic Athletic at the Koessler Athletic Center.Iona knocked off Canisius 69-66 earlier this season.
Iona has had some struggles this season but coming into this game they have won five of the last six games. The one loss for Iona during that stretch was against Siena, a game they were six-point underdogs.
Away from home this season Iona has a 3-7 record and the biggest issue has been the offense that is averaging only 64.7 points per game.
Iona is led by E.J. Crawford who is averaging 18.3 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Each of the last five games Crawford has scored at least 20 points in each of the last five games and it’s been a big reason for the success of Iona.
Canisius is coming off a win over Monmouth, but before that game they were struggling having lost four games in a row.
At home this season Canisius is averaging 71.1 points per game while the defense is giving up 71.6 points.
Guard Majesty Brandon is the Golden Griffins best player averaging 13.4 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field. In last victory over Monmouth, Brandon dropped 20 points and it was a big key to a victory.
Iona is 15-36 against the spread in their last 51 games played on Thursday. Canisius is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games. Home team is 5-2-1 in the last eight games played between Iona and Canisius. Iona is 9-19-2 against the spread in the last 30 meetings against Canisius.
The over is 8-2-1 in Canisius last 11 games as a favorite.
Iona has had their fair share of struggles on the road and it’s going to continue in this game. Canisius’s offense is going to have success scoring, and that will be enough for them to come away with a cover.