Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Golden Griffins vs Broncs CBB Odds
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16-11 Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Rider Broncs 14-13
2017 NCAA Basketball – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Date: Friday February 17th, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville, New Jersey
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Canisius -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 158.5
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MAAC play continues as the Canisius Golden Griffins head to Connecticut to take on the Rider Broncs.
Canisius, sitting in 4th place, will look to continue rising in the conference, and it starts with beating this Rider team.
Canisius Golden Griffins
Sitting 4th in the WCC, the Golden Griffins have a decent 9-7 record in conference play. The team has been fantastic offensively this season, averaging 80.6 points per game, which is good enough for 36th in the nation.
Canisius is led by two 17-point scorers in Jermaine Crumpton and Kassius Robertson.
Crumpton has played fantastic ball all year, averaging 17 points on 51.5% shooting and 45.4% from behind the arc. He also grabs 5.0 rebounds per game.
Robertson averages 17.0 points per game as well, on 44.8% shooting and 42.4% from behind the arc. He also shoots 80.0% at the line.
The offense has been great but the defense has been horrendous at times. Canisius gives up 79.5 points per game, putting the team 320th in the nation in that category. Teams shoot over 48% from the field against the Golden Griffins.
While Canisius isn’t known for giving up triple digits or anything, the team has given up less than 60 points just once in conference play this season – a 91-58 win over Marist.
7th in the MAAC, the Rider Broncs have struggled to find any consistency in conference play this season. The team is 7-9 against MAAC squads and can’t seem to finish out games. The team isn’t particularly stellar in any regard.
The Broncs score 73.6 points per game, which isn’t bad, but makes winning games tough when teams like Canisius are averaging more than 80 per game. Five guys score double-figures for this team, but none average more than 14 per game.
Jimmie Taylor is that 14-point-per-game scorer. He shoots just 40% from the field and 33% from behind the arc, however, and takes about 12 shots per game.
Forward Kahlil Thomas is a solid presence for this team, averaging nearly a double-double with 13.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He also shoots an efficient 51.2% from the field.
Defense-wise, Rider isn’t great. The team gives up 74.4 points per game – 236th in the nation.
CBB Betting Trends:
- The Total has gone UNDER in five of Canisius’s last five games
- Rider is 2-2-1 ATS in the last five games
Free Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Rider Broncs NCAAB Prediction:
Canisius is the better team, here. The Golden Griffins are better offensively and that offense will need to make up for some of the defense’s inevitable mistakes.
When all is said and done, Canisius will come away with the W in this one.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Canisius ATS
The Golden Griffins should get the win here and will cover the Even spread. While Rider can score the ball, it won’t contain an explosive offense like the one Canisius has.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Canisius 81 – Rider 73
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