Canisius vs Manhattan Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Manhattan (7-21) vs Canisius (12-17)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)

Betting Odds: Manhattan +1.5 - Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Canisius Golden Griffins will head over to the Bronx to meet the Manhattan Jaspers in Metro League play this Saturday from the Draddy Gymnasium on ESPN+. Canisius comes in as 1.5-point road favorites, with the total hovering 141.5. Stay tuned for our Canisius vs Manhattan Prediction. 

Canisius Golden Griffins Rundown

Canisius comes in at 12-17 after falling to Fairfield on the road, 74-82. The Golden Griffins couldn’t recover from a slow start versus the Stags, and they’ll try to dodge a third straight loss this Saturday in the Bronx. Canisius is scoring 73.6 points per game, on 44.4% shooting, while allowing 73.8 ppg, and they’re currently 10th in the Metro League with a 3-6 record in conference play. 

Canisius’ X-Factors

  • Junior forward Frank Mitchell led the way with a 21-point double-double in the win over Manhattan, and he leads Canisius in rebounding (10.9), while scoring 13.1 ppg.  
  • Chester native Tre Dinkins has scored 17 points or more in five of the last eight games, and he leads the Golden Griffins in scoring (15.4) and assists (4.2). 
  • Senior guard Siem Uijtendaal returned to the lineup with 18 points in the Manhattan victory, and he’s second on the team at 14.1 ppg. 

Manhattan Jaspers Rundown

Manhattan moved to 7-21 after defeating Iona at home, 77-60. The Jaspers controlled both halves en route to their first home victory since December, and they’ll look to bring the same energy here against the Golden Griffins. Manhattan is scoring 66.8  points per game, on 40.9% shooting, while allowing 76.7 ppg, and they’re currently last in the Metro League with a 2-13 record in conference play. 

Manhattan’s X-Factors

  • Junior guard Shaquil Bender has scored 15 points or more in three of the last five games, and he leads Manhattan in scoring (13.4). 
  • Weber State transfer Daniel Rouzan posted a 26-point double-double in the road win over Niagara, and he’s second on the team at 12.3 ppg and 4.7 rpg.
  • Freshman swingman Seydou Traore went for a team-high 20 points in the Iona defeat, and he leads the Jaspers in rebounding (8.5), while scoring 12.1ppg. 

Canisius vs Manhattan Trends

  • Manhattan leads the current series, 53-40, after winning five consecutive matchups. 
  • CAN is 12-16-1 against the spread, with a 12-17 over/under record
  • The Red Wolves are 4-6 over their last ten games, and they’re 2-12 on the road this season. 
  • MAN is 13-14 against the spread, with a 14-13 O/U record
  • The Jaspers are 2-8 over their previous ten games, and they’re 3-9 in the Bronx this season. 

Canisius vs Manhattan Prediction

Manhattan stung teams last time out with the strong effort versus Iona, but with this being one of the final opportunities to fade the struggling hosts, I’ll be buying in. The Jaspers have naturally been better in the Bronx this season, but with the margin so light, they’re worth testing in their home finale. Canisius can close their campaign the right way with a strong effort here, so if you’re approaching this Metro League battle, sway in their favor.

Corey’s Pick Canisius TO WIN

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