Marist Red Foxes vs Canisius Griffins Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marist Red Foxes vs Canisius Golden Griffins
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Marist (+4.5)
The Marist Red Foxes (2-0) travel to Koessler Athletic Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Canisius Golden Griffins (0-0). Canisius opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The total opens at 133.5.
Marist enters this game with a mark of 2-0 on the year. They average 66.0 points per game (246th in college basketball) while connecting on 42.0% from the field. The Red Foxes are hitting 29.0% on 3-pointers (9 of 31) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Marist is collecting 37.0 boards per game and has accounted for 13 dimes this year, which is 305th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 12.0 times per game and as a team are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Red Foxes are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 14.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 47th in D-1 in giving up assists with 29 relinquished on the campaign. The Red Foxes are giving up a FG percentage of 39.0% (46 of 118) and they surrender 39.5 boards per game as a squad. They concede 30.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 61st in the nation in PPG allowed (62.5).
The Marist Red Foxes faced off with the Binghamton Bearcats and earned the victory with a final of 64-60 in their last contest. Marist ended the game having earned a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 out of 62) and buried 3 out of their 15 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Red Foxes buried 7 of their 11 tries for a rate of 63.6%. With regard to getting rebounds, they collected 29 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 5 dimes for the game in addition to earning 8 steals and 4 rejections. With respect to defense, Marist allowed the other team to shoot 43.5% from the floor on 27 of 62. Binghamton recorded 16 assists and 2 steals in the game. Moreover, the Bearcats snagged 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Binghamton finished the game at 61.5% when shooting free throws by making 8 of their 13 tries. They also made 8 of their 24 tries from distance.
Raheim Sullivan is one player who saw a lot of action in the game. He ended up scoring 13 points on 6 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. Sullivan finished the game shooting 35.3% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this matchup for the Red Foxes was Jordan Jones. He snagged 6 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He finished the game at 71.4% from the floor in this game by hitting 5-of-7 (12 points). When the game finished, Jones played for 29 min.
Canisius had a mark of 12-20 last season. The Griffins committed 18.8 fouls per contest and they connected on 69.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 14.1 times per game (151st in the country) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. Canisius totaled 2,196 points last season (68.6 per game) and they grabbed 33.5 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Griffins shot 43.3% from the floor, which was ranked 230th in the country. The Griffins defensively were ranked 175th in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.8. They relinquished 11.8 dimes and 34.9 rebounds every game, which was ranked 115th and 132nd in those defensive categories. The Canisius defense allowed 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (220 of 633) and opponents knocked down 70.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They were able to force 15.3 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (243rd in D-1).
In their last game, the Canisius Golden Griffins took a loss by a score of 70-60 when they faced the Iona Gaels. The Griffins corralled 19 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 30 in the game. They also blocked 2 tries while getting 7 steals for the game. The Gaels earned 23 fouls for the game which got the Griffins to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Canisius made 5 of 19 tries (26.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Griffins finished shooting 22 out of 62 from the floor which had them sitting at 35.5%. The Griffins permitted the Gaels to knock down 20 of 45 tries from the floor which had them shooting 44.4% for this game. They finished shooting 31.3% from three-point range by going 5 of 16 and finished the contest at 25 out of 27 from the free throw line (92.6%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Canisius allowed Iona to collect 31 in all (4 offensive).
Malik Johnson played big minutes for the Griffins for this contest. He converted 4 of 11 in the matchup giving him a rate of 36.4%, which gave him 13 points. Johnson totaled 4 rebounds in his 36 mins played and had 6 assists for the game. An additional guy who saw a lot of minutes for Canisius was Corey Brown. He racked up 16 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood by way of 7 out of 13 shooting in this matchup. Brown walked away from this one going 53.8% from the floor as well as contributing 3 dimes and 9 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Canisius (-4.5) and under 133.5 points
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