The Canisius Golden Griffins (1-3) and the Texas State Bobcats (2-2) face off at Spanos Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Texas State Bobcats vs. Canisius Golden Griffins Betting Preview
The Bobcats were victorious over the UAPB Golden Lions in their last outing, 71-54. With 12 points and seven rebounds, Texas States Alex Peacock put together a solid outing. Texas State played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 44.8 (above their season average of 35.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.569 (above their season average of 0.491). UAPB put up marks of 25.9 and 0.465, respectively, for those same stats.
The last time the Golden Griffins played, they were defeated by the Tennessee State Tigers, 60-52. Isaiah Reese led Canisius in scoring with 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Tennessee State did a great job of making free throws (8-11; 72.7 percent). Canisius, on the other hand, held the Tigers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.1 (below their season average of 27.6).
Looking at effective field goal percentage, this appears to be a balanced contest. Since last season, the Canisius offense ranks 56th in the nation in that metric at 0.536, while the Texas State defense ranks 45th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.470).
Texas State Bobcats vs. Canisius Golden Griffins Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Texas State, ATS Winner – Texas State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bobcats rank 254th in rebounds per game (34.0) while the Golden Griffins rank 284th (32.9).
- Canisius ranks 43rd in three pointers attempted per game (24.7) while Texas State ranks 284th (18.2).
- The Bobcats rank 64th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Golden Griffins rank 276th (2.1).
- Texas State ranks 11th in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Canisius ranks 193rd (13.6).