The Canisius Golden Griffins (4-4) will be at home in Koessler Athletic Center when they go head-to-head against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (5-2). St. Bonaventure opened as a 9-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 142.5 points. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Canisius Golden Griffins Betting Preview
The Bonnies beat the Buffalo Bulls in their last game, 73-62. Matt Mobley was the games leading scorer with 25 points on 7-for-15 shooting. St. Bonaventure played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 32.2) and a turnover percentage of 15.1 (worse than their season average of 13.7). Buffalo put up marks of 23.3 and 18.8, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Golden Griffins last game, they defeated the Dartmouth Big Green, 73-60. With 24 points on 9-for-13 shooting, Jermaine Crumpton was the top scorer from either team. Canisius dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.653 (above their season average of 0.571) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.0 (above their season average of 29.7). Dartmouth was 0.510 and 27.3, respectively, for those same stats.
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Canisius offense. Dating back to last season, Canisius ranks 218th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.4 percent), while the pesky defense of St. Bonaventure has forced the 45th-most turnovers in the nation (21.6 percent).
Games including these teams have a tendency to finish under the O/U total. St. Bonaventure games have finished under 60.0 percent of the time, while 75.0 percent of Canisius games have finished under. The Bonnies have the superior straight up (SU) record (5-2 vs. 4-4), but the Golden Griffins hold the clear advantage against the spread (ATS) (5-3 vs. 3-2).
The Golden Griffins won the sole game against the Bonnies last season, 106-101. The Golden Griffins played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.2 and a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 35.3. The Bonnies were 14.8 and 30.0, respectively, for those same stats.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Canisius Golden Griffins Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – St. Bonaventure, ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bonnies rank 158th in rebounds per game (36.1) while the Golden Griffins rank 277th (32.9).
- St. Bonaventure ranks 47th in steals per game (7.4) while Canisius ranks 139th (6.4).
- Canisius ranks 54th in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while St. Bonaventure ranks 284th (18.2).
- The Bonnies rank 66th in blocks per game (4.2) while the Golden Griffins rank 255th (2.2).
- Canisius ranks 11th in assists per game (17.5) while St. Bonaventure ranks 197th (13.0).