Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers vs Canisius Griffins Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers vs Canisius Golden Griffins
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: Youtube TV
Koessler Athletic Center is the site where the Canisius Golden Griffins (2-9) will attempt to beat the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (5-8) on Sunday.
The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers took the court against Howard and took a loss by a final of 63-62 in their last game. Mount St. Mary's ended the contest having earned a 44.8% FG percentage (26 out of 58) and buried 7 out of their 18 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Mountaineers made 3 of 5 tries for a percentage of 60.0%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 33 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 17 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With regard to defense, Mount St. Mary's allowed 37.1% from the floor on 23 out of 62 shooting. Howard earned 14 assists and had 11 steals for the contest. In addition, Howard grabbed 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Howard finished the contest at 69.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 13 tries. They also made 8 out of their 21 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to personal fouls, the Mountaineers walked away with 14 while Howard had 10 personal fouls.
Dakota Leffew is one player who was a factor for this contest. He accounted for 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He played for 40 minutes and grabbed 6 boards. He shot 61.5% from the field and also dished out 5 assists.
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Mount St. Mary's steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 5-8 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.7 fouls per game. As a team, Mount St. Mary's is grabbing 35.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 183 assists for the year, which ranks 176th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Mountaineers are hitting 34.6% from downtown (89 of 257) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 64.8 points per contest (330th in college basketball) while hitting 41.3% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Mountaineers are forcing 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 78th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 144 surrendered for the campaign. The Mountaineers are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.1% (307 of 729) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 96th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (65.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Canisius Golden Griffins went home defeated by a final of 84-81 when they faced Florida Gulf Coast. The Griffins earned 18 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 29 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 3 steals in the matchup. Florida Gulf Coast had 13 personal fouls for this contest which took the Griffins to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They were able to make 12 of those for a percentage of 85.7%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Canisius converted 13 of 30 attempts (43.3%). Overall, the Griffins finished 28 out of 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8%. The Griffins allowed Florida Gulf Coast to knock down 30 of 58 attempts from the floor which had them at 51.7% in this matchup. They shot 42.9% from distance via 9 out of 21 and ended up going 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Canisius allowed Florida Gulf Coast to pull down 29 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Jordan Henderson was important for the Griffins for this contest. He earned 19 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and added 4 assists for this game. He converted 6 out of 13 for the contest for a rate of 46.2%, and had 3 rebounds.
Canisius has a win-loss mark of 2-9 so far this year. As an offense, the Griffins are connecting on 40.3% from the floor, which is 339th in the country. Canisius has accounted for 802 pts for the year (72.9 per contest) and they average 36.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.0 times per contest (94th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.3 times per contest. The Griffins are responsible for committing 16.6 personal fouls per game and they connect on 71.7% from the charity stripe.
The Griffins defensively are ranked 346th in the country in PPG allowed with 78.3. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 48.9% from the field (356th in college hoops). The Canisius defense concedes 41.7% from downtown (78 of 187) and their opponents are knocking down 70.6% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 15.0 assists and 37.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 323rd and 304th in the country.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Mount St. Mary's
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