Canisius Griffins vs Monmouth Hawks Prediction, 12/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Canisius Golden Griffins vs Monmouth Hawks
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Canisius (+5)
The Canisius Golden Griffins (1-1) are headed to OceanFirst Bank Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Monmouth Hawks (1-2). The spread on this game has Monmouth as 5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 156.5.
Canisius will enter this contest with a mark of 1-1 this year. They turn it over 12.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.0 fouls per game. As a unit, Canisius is snagging 30.0 boards per game and has 28 dimes on the year, which ranks 323rd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Griffins are shooting 30.0% on three-point attempts (15 of 50) and 62.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 66.5 pts per game (272nd in the nation) while connecting on 42.9% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Griffins are forcing 18.5 turnovers every game and they draw 16.0 fouls. They currently rank 5th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 18 surrendered this season. The Griffins defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.8% (46 of 105) and they surrender 36.5 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 25.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 69th in college hoops in PPG allowed (64.0).
The Canisius Golden Griffins faced off with the Marist Red Foxes and ended up losing by a score of 56-52 in their last game. Canisius ended the game with a 29.6% FG percentage (16 of 54) and buried 6 of their 25 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Griffins converted 14 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of grabbing boards, they earned 29 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 assists in the matchup while getting 9 steals and 2 blocked shots. In terms of defending, Canisius allowed the other team to shoot 29.6% from the floor on 16 of 54 shooting. Marist doled out 7 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Red Foxes grabbed 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Marist finished the game at 75.0% from the free throw line by making 15 of 20 tries. They also buried 3 out of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Majesty Brandon is a player who played a role in this game. He notched 21 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played for 30 minutes played and also snagged 2 boards. Brandon walked away from this one shooting 53.3% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that came through in this game for the Griffins was Armon Harried. He totaled 3 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 40.0% from the floor for this game by hitting 2-of-5 (9 points). When the final whistle blew, Harried played for 29 minutes.
Monmouth has a record of 1-2 on the year. The Hawks are committing 22.7 personal fouls every game and they go 70.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 14.7 times per contest (121st in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest. Monmouth has 242 pts for the campaign (80.7 per contest) and they collect 33.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Hawks are shooting 42.7% from the floor, which ranks 251st in D-1. The Hawks on defense are ranked 321st in college basketball in points allowed per game with 83.3. The Monmouth defense gives up 42.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (32 of 76) and opponents are converting on 75.0% of their foul shots. They concede 14.7 dimes and 41.7 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 263rd and 314th in Division 1. They are forcing 19.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the floor (237th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Monmouth Hawks took a loss by a score of 78-76 when they played the St. Peter's Peacocks. The Hawks were able to corral 25 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the matchup. They also turned away 6 tries while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Peacocks were called for 24 personal fouls for the game which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to convert 25 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.5%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Monmouth converted 5 out of 21 tries (23.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hawks ended up going 23 out of 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.1%. The Hawks allowed the Peacocks to convert 25 of 58 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 43.1% in the game. They finished 40.0% from distance by going 10 of 25 and ended up shooting 18 out of 26 at the free throw line (69.2%). When discussing rebounds, Monmouth permitted St. Peter's to snag 36 overall (9 offensive).
George Papas was important for the Hawks in the matchup. He made 4 out of 9 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which got him 12 points. Papas collected 2 rebounds in his 23 mins and accounted for 2 assists for the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Monmouth was Deion Hammond. He ended up scoring 15 points in 25 minutes on the court via 5 out of 11 from the floor for the contest. Hammond wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Monmouth (-5) and over 156.5 points
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