Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats Betting Prediction 01/17/19

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The Canisius Golden Griffins (5-11, 2-2 MAAC) will be at the People’s United Center to square off with the Quinnipiac Bobcats (8-7, 3-1 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Canisius Golden Griffins at Quinnipiac Bobcats Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Bobcats won a close one over the Fairfield Stags, 80-78, while the Golden Griffins were blown out by the Iona Gaels, 88-70.

Quinnipiac dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.388 (above their season average of 0.249) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.7 (above their season average of 30.0). Fairfield had marks of 0.078 and 25.7, respectively, for those same stats. Canisius, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 12.1 (better than their season average of 17.5). Quinnipiac’s Cameron Young had a good outing, finishing with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Canisius was lifted by Malik Johnson, who recorded 14 points.

The Golden Griffins held the advantage in this series last year, securing victories in two out of three games. In the last matchup, Quinnipiac won 72-69. Quinnipiac’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Canisius. The Bobcats had a rate of 0.537 while the Golden Griffins posted a mark of 0.491. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Quinnipiac. Quinnipiac ranks 292nd in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.2 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Canisius forces the 78th-most turnovers in the country (21.6 percent).

Canisius at Quinnipiac ATS Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Quinnipiac, ATS Winner – Quinnipiac, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Quinnipiac averages 28.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 12th in the nation. Canisius ranks 150th in three pointers allowed per game (22.9).
  • The Bobcats average 35.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 160th in the NCAA. The Golden Griffins rank 222nd in rebounds allowed per game (38.1).
  • Canisius averages 7.2 steals per game, which ranks 74th in the country. Quinnipiac ranks 108th in steals allowed per game (6.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 74.4 points per game (4.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (2.5 above their season average).
  • The Golden Griffins’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.4, down from 8.1 for the season.