Canisius at Niagara: 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Canisius at Niagara: 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Niagara Purple Eagles (8-10) vs Canisius Golden Griffins (6-4)

Game Info: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Gallagher Center)

Betting Odds: Niagara Purple Eagles -1 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Canisius Golden Griffins and Niagara Purple Eagles face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the Gallagher Center. 

The Canisius Golden Griffins come into this game with a 6-4 record overall and coming into this game they have won five of their last six games. The only loss during that stretch was in their last game against Fairfield, a game they scored only 53 points in. Canisius is averaging 69.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.9 points per game. Canisius is shooting only 39.5 percent from the field and 30 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Malek Green has been the best player for Canisius averaging 12.6 points while shooting 50 percent from the field and 30.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Niagara Purple Eagles who sit with an 8-10 record overall and they have won two of their last three games. In the last game against Siena, Niagara was competitive, but they couldn’t get the job down losing 68-66. Niagara on the season is averaging 64.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.1 points. Niagara on the season is shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 32.3 percent from behind the three point line. Kobi Nwandu has been the best player for Niagara averaging 14.5 points while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

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The under is 25-12-1 in Niagara’s last 38 games overall. The underdog is 8-1 in the last nine meetings played between the two teams. The road team is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings played between the tow teams. 

This has been a series dominated by the road team and Canisius is going to find success in this game. Look for Canisius to find enough offensive success to come away with a cover of the spread. Back Canisius against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Canisius +1

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