Canisius at Buffalo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Canisius Golden Griffins travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
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Canisius comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 17-14. They had a point differential of 0.8 as they averaged 78.5 points per game while giving up 77.7 per contest. Buffalo had an overall mark of 17-14 last year. They averaged 77.7 points per contest and gave up 74.2, which was a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Canisius Golden Griffins Betting Trends
The Canisius Golden Griffins were 16-14 against the spread last season
The Canisius Golden Griffins were 15-12 against the over/under last year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls were 17-11 against the spread last season
The Buffalo Bulls were 14-12 against the over/under last year
Key Canisius Golden Griffins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
11/09/17 G Wes Clark Eligibility is out indefinitely
Jermaine Crumpton averaged 15.9 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 49% for the year while his free throw percentage was 72%. Kassius Robertson averaged 16.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.1 rebounds per game and dished out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage was at 80%.
C.J. Massinburg averaged 14.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage was 75%. Blake Hamilton averaged 17.5 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 6.2 rebounds per game and had 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Griffins allowed 77.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 297th in the nation. They also allowed a 49% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 345th and 162nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 35.5 rebounds a game which ranked 197th, and they gave up 13.7 assists per contest which put them in 217th place in the country. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 313th in college basketball. Canisius averaged 78.5 points per contest last season, which ranked them 60th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was 0.8 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 118th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 70th in D-1. They averaged 33.2 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, which ranked them 297th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 152nd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrendered 74.2 points per contest, which ranked them 227th in the country. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 167th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 128th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest, and 207th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls were 145th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game last season. Buffalo was 72nd in Division 1 with 77.7 points per game last year. They were 134th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 3.5. They shot 33% from 3-point range, which was good for 274th in the nation. They were 8th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 113th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Bulls were 53rd in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Griffins were 79th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 107.7 was ranked 292nd. In terms of pace they were 77th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 82nd. As a team they were 80th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 74th in Division 1. Canisius was 189th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 329th in the nation.
Buffalo was 96th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%, which was 65th in the nation. The Bulls were 140th in the country in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 101.1 was ranked 139th. In terms of pace they were 37th in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 147th. As a team they were 158th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 146th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Canisius/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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