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Marist vs Canisius Pick & Preview: Friday, January 13th Betting Odds

Red Foxes vs Golden Griffins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Marist Red Foxes at Canisius Golden Griffins
  • Where: Buffalo at Koessler Athletic Center
  • Date: Friday, January 13th
  • Betting Odds: Marist +4, MARIST +156 | CANS -193 O/U 129.0

Red Foxes Preview:

Through 14 games, the Marist Red Foxes have an overall record of 5-9. So far, the Red Foxes have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. For the season, Marist has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 2-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Foxes being +4 point underdogs.

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Patrick Gardner comes into today’s game as the Red Foxes’ leading scorer at 17.36 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Marist’s top rebounder at 7.0 boards per contest. Behind Gardner, the team has benefited from the strong play of Noah Harris, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.21 points per game. Overall, he has hit 28.5% of his shots and is adding 2.14 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Marist this season, as they are currently ranked 277th in college basketball at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Foxes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 219th in the NCAA.

Golden Griffins Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Marist, the Canisius Golden Griffins will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 4-11. So far this season, Canisius has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Golden Griffins as the -4 point favorites. The Golden Griffins have been favored 2 times, going 0-2 straight up.

Canisius’ leading scorer this season is Tahj Staveskie, who is averaging 11.93 points per contest. So far, Staveskie has accounted for 16.97% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists. Jordan Henderson is the second leading scorer for the Golden Griffins, averaging 13.46 points per game. Between him and Henderson, they are accounting for 33.6% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Canisius this season, as they are currently ranked 284th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Griffins’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 440th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Marist Red Foxes +4

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Canisius Golden Griffins are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate Marist putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Golden Griffins as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Red Foxes to cover.

 


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