Marist Red Foxes vs Canisius Griffins Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marist Red Foxes vs Canisius Golden Griffins
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Marist (+5)
The Marist Red Foxes (2-0) head to Koessler Athletic Center on Friday where they'll meet the Canisius Golden Griffins (0-0). The odds on this game have Canisius as 5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 130.5.
Marist steps onto the hardwood with a record of 2-0 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Marist is pulling in 37.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 13 assists for the campaign, which is 302nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Red Foxes are shooting 29.0% on three-point shots (9 of 31) and 74.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 66.0 points per contest (243rd in college hoops) while going 42.0% from the field. On the defensive end, the Red Foxes are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 14.5 fouls. They currently rank 49th in the nation in giving up assists with 29 surrendered this season. The Red Foxes defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 39.0% (46 of 118) and they surrender 39.5 boards per game as a group. They give up 30.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 61st in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.5).
The Marist Red Foxes played the Binghamton Bearcats and walked away with a win by a score of 64-60 in their last contest. Marist finished the game with a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 of 62) and made 3 out of their 15 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Red Foxes knocked down 7 of 11 attempts for a rate of 63.6%. In regard to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 29 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 5 dimes in the matchup while getting 8 steals and 4 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Marist allowed 43.5% from the field on 27 of 62. Binghamton earned 16 dimes and 2 steals in the game. Moreover, the Bearcats grabbed 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Binghamton finished 61.5% from the free throw line by converting 8 of their 13 attempts. They converted 8 out of their 24 attempts from distance.
Raheim Sullivan is a guy who saw a lot of action in this matchup. He finished with 13 points on 6 of 17 shooting. He played 33 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. Sullivan finished 35.3% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Red Foxes was Jordan Jones. He grabbed 6 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished the game at 71.4% from the field for the game by connecting on 5-of-7 (12 points). Overall, Jones saw the court for 29 min.
Canisius had a mark of 12-20 last season. The Griffins were responsible for committing 18.8 fouls per contest and they connected on 69.6% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 14.1 times per game (145th in D-1) and they turned the ball over 14.3 times per contest. Canisius totaled 2,196 pts last year (68.6 per game) and they grabbed 33.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Griffins connected on 43.3% from the field, which had them ranked 226th in the nation. The Griffins on the defensive end were ranked 175th in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.8. They forced 15.3 TO's per game and let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (242nd in college basketball). The Canisius defense conceded 34.8% on 3-pointers (220 of 633) and opponents connected on 70.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquished 11.8 dimes and 34.9 boards every game, ranking them 114th and 132nd in Division 1.
For their last game, the Canisius Golden Griffins took a defeat with a final score of 70-60 against the Iona Gaels. The Griffins pulled down 19 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in the game. They also stuffed 2 tries while recording 7 steals in the game. The Gaels committed 23 personal fouls in the game which took the Griffins to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Canisius converted 5 of their 19 attempts (26.3%). When all was said and done, the Griffins shot 22 for 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.5%. The Griffins allowed the Gaels to bury 20 out of their 45 attempts from the floor which had them at 44.4% for this game. They went 31.3% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 16 and ended up going 25 out of 27 from the charity stripe (92.6%). When it comes to rebounding, Canisius permitted Iona to snag 31 overall (4 offensive).
Malik Johnson was pivotal for the Griffins in the game. He knocked down 4 of 11 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 36.4%, which had him sitting at 13 points. Johnson snagged 4 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and accumulated 6 assists for the contest. One more player that ended up being a major factor for Canisius was Corey Brown. He accumulated 16 points in his 33 minutes on the court by way of 7 out of 13 from the floor for this contest. Brown wrapped this one up going 53.8% from the floor while earning 3 assists and 9 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marist (+5)
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