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Canisius vs. Monmouth Prediction, Picks, and Preview for 1/28/2022

Canisius takes on Monmouth on 1/28/2022 at 07:00 PM.

Hello friends, we have predictions for the Canisius-Monmouth game. It is time to get rolling with our preview! Canisius has a record of 7-12 this season. Monmouth is 12-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Canisius Team Defense Preview





You should not have high expectations, this is a rather average defense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating. Defensively, they are above average at stifling opponent ball movement. Opponents are a little bit disjointed against them. This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Scheduling and defensive approach are why opponents take so few three point shots against them on a relative basis. A function of matchups and strong defense, their opponents struggle against them from three point range and they are among the best in the country in this respect. They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots inside the perimeter. This is not a team that excels at shot blocking. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. This is an average defensive rebounding team, this is not a death knell for the team, but they should strive to be better.

Canisius Team Offense Preview

Their offensive efficiency is 98.2, which makes them a below average offense and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement to set up 2 point shots. They do an above average job protecting the basketball and making decisions on offense.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.464, which is terrible. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.5 which is terrible. They attempt 0.42 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in College Basketball. They made 0.307 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. Getting to the Free Throw Line is a neutral part of the offensive mindset and approach. They made 0.707 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe. They have an offensive rebounding rate of 28.2% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Monmouth Team Defense Preview

Their defense is above average relative to other teams. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating. Defensively, they are above average at stifling opponent ball movement. Opponents are a little bit disjointed against them. This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They yield a lot of three point shot attempts more so than most teams. They feature a decent perimeter defense that is able to force some bad three point shots. They are doing a great job forcing terrible mid-range shots, they are among the leaders in the country at keeping opponents from getting optimal looks at the basket. Nothing will blow you away about their ability to block shots. Their defensive rebounding is above average relative to other teams.

Monmouth Team Offense Preview





Their offensive efficiency is 102.2, which makes them a below average offense and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. Ball movement is not important at all in this offense when setting up two point shot attempts. They do an above average job protecting the basketball and making decisions on offense.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.492, which considered to be below average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.536 which considered to be slightly above average. They attempt 0.333 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in College Basketball. They made 0.331 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They are able to get to the Free Throw Line quite a bit, but they are not necessarily dependent upon it in their offense. They made 0.76 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team. They have an offensive rebounding rate of 28.2% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

The Canisius Roster

The Players to Watch for Canisius

Jordan Henderson 6-5 190 pound Guard

Jordan Henderson sports a 10.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jordan Henderson attempted 0.589 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.311 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Jordan Henderson shot 0.486 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Jordan Henderson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Jordan Henderson is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Armon Harried 6-4 190 pound Guard

Armon Harried has a 10.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Armon Harried attempted 0.396 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Armon Harried shot 0.279 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.382 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Armon Harried opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Armon Harried is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Ahamadou Fofana 6-1 175 pound Guard

Ahamadou Fofana has a 13.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Ahamadou Fofana attempted 0.462 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Ahamadou Fofana shot 0.35 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.471 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Ahamadou Fofana is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Ahamadou Fofana is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Akrum Ahemed 6-5 200 pound Guard

Akrum Ahemed sports a 8.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Akrum Ahemed this season has 0.508 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.258 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.483 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Akrum Ahemed is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Jacco Fritz 6-10 210 pound Forward

Jacco Fritz sports a 18.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Jacco Fritz attempted 0.193 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Jacco Fritz shot 0.313 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Jacco Fritz shot 0.567 inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Jacco Fritz is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Scott Hitchon 6-8 215 pound Forward

Scott Hitchon has a 13.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Scott Hitchon attempted 0.424 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.34 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.412 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Scott Hitchon opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.





The Monmouth Roster

The Players to Watch for Monmouth

George Papas 6-5 175 pound Guard

George Papas has a 21.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

George Papas this season has 0.774 of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.37 of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. George Papas shot 0.622 inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, George Papas is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Walker Miller 6-11 235 pound Forward

Walker Miller sports a 18.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Walker Miller this season has 0.174 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Walker Miller shot 0.314 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Walker Miller shot 0.518 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Walker Miller is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Shavar Reynolds Jr. 6-2 185 pound Guard

Shavar Reynolds Jr. sports a 16.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Shavar Reynolds Jr. this season has 0.348 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Shavar Reynolds Jr. shot 0.338 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Shavar Reynolds Jr. shot 0.438 inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Shavar Reynolds Jr. is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Marcus McClary 6-3 195 pound Guard

Marcus McClary sports a 11.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Marcus McClary attempted 0.177 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Marcus McClary shot 0.379 from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.489 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Marcus McClary is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Nikkei Rutty 6-8 225 pound Forward

Nikkei Rutty sports a 9.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Nikkei Rutty attempted 0.0 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.576 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Nikkei Rutty is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Samuel Chaput 6-0 175 pound Guard

Samuel Chaput has a 8.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Samuel Chaput this season has 0.315 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Samuel Chaput shot 0.176 from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Samuel Chaput shot 0.432 inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Samuel Chaput is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Canisius vs. Monmouth Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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