The Monmouth Hawks (13-10, 7-5 MAAC) will be at the Koessler Athletic Center to go head-to-head with the Canisius Golden Griffins (9-15, 4-9 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 14, 2020.
Monmouth Hawks vs. Canisius Golden Griffins Betting Odds
Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Golden Griffins lost a close one to the Niagara Purple Eagles, 69-66, while the Hawks fell to the Saint Peter’s Peacocks, 81-69.
Monmouth had a better turnover percentage (20.5 vs. 21.1) while Canisius had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.0 (above their season average of 28.6). Jacco Fritz was a key piece for Canisius with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Monmouth received a boost from Deion Hammond, who recorded 30 points.
In their first matchup this season, Ray Salnave led the Hawks to an 84-65 victory. He scored a game-high 23 points. The Hawks’ 18.3 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Golden Griffins, who had a rate of 26.4.
It might be a mistake-prone game for the Canisius offense. Canisius ranks 315th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.6 percent), while the pesky defense of Monmouth forces the 47th-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.4 percent).
Monmouth Hawks vs. Canisius Golden Griffins Odds Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Canisius, ATS Winner – Canisius, O/U – Under
- Monmouth ranks 37th in steals per game (8.0) while Canisius ranks 172nd in steals allowed per game (7.3).
- The Golden Griffins rank 154th in rebounds allowed per game (35.1) while the Hawks rank 248th (38.3).
- The Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.0, up from 0.9 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Golden Griffins have scored an average of 53.0 points per game (13.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 57.0 points per game (11.0 below their season average).