Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Elon Phoenix Free Prediction 12/16/18

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The Canisius Golden Griffins (2-6) will travel to the Schar Center to challenge the Elon Phoenix (3-7). The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Elon Phoenix ATS Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Phoenix defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 62-56, while the Golden Griffins beat the Bucknell Bison 82-73.

Canisius played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.1 and a free throw rate of 0.351. Bucknell had marks of 15.6 and 0.208, respectively, for those same stats. The Phoenix, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.267 vs. 0.077) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.556 vs. 0.392). Tyler Seibring played a key role for Elon with 17 points and eight rebounds. Takal Molson, meanwhile led the way for Canisius, putting up 25 points and seven rebounds.

The Golden Griffins won the only contest between these two teams last year, 67-51. Canisius’ free throw rate was their largest strength over Elon. The Golden Griffins had a rate of 0.143, while the Phoenix posted a mark of 0.056.

Seibring has really been playing well as of late for Elon, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the Elon offense. Dating back to last season, Elon ranks 330th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.1 percent), while the pesky defense of Canisius has forced the 46th-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.3 percent).

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Elon Phoenix ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Canisius, ATS Winner – Canisius, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Canisius ranks 46th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while Elon ranks 203rd (27.2).
  • The Golden Griffins average 15.7 assists per game, which ranks 47th in the country. The Phoenix rank 141st in assists allowed per game (13.2).
  • Elon is third in the nation with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while Canisius is 48th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Golden Griffins rank 44th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while the Phoenix rank 198th (6.9).
  • Elon ranks 148th in rebounds per game (35.7) while Canisius ranks 243rd (32.8).