Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Golden Griffins and Panthers. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Panthers at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena in High Point, NC. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 151.5 points, and the Panthers are favored to win at home vs. the Golden Griffins.

CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: High Point Panthers -8.5

This game will be played at Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.

WHY BET THE HIGH POINT PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will High Point pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Golden Griffins?

Today marks the 12th game of the season for Canisius, who currently have a 6-5 record. Looking back at their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Canisius went 4-6. As Canisius prepares to face High Point, they hold a 6-2 ATS record. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 11 games, Canisius comes in with an over/under mark of 5-3-0, with their games averaging 151.1 points per game. The Golden Griffins’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

In their latest game, Canisius offense put up 71 points against Pittsburgh. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.1% and made 9 threes. Offensively, the Golden Griffins hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 124th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 30th in terms of percentage and 25th in three-pointers made.

The Golden Griffins’ defense is presently ranked 179th nationally, allowing an average of 72.4 points per contest. Canisius’ three-point defense is currently 11th in the country at 4.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.5% of their shots vs. Canisius.

Can High Point Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

High Point has a 9-4 record and is playing their 14th game of the season. In their previous five home games, which includes games from last year, High Point has gone 5-0. Heading into today’s game, High Point holds a 6-0-2 record against the spread. In their previous five games, they are 3-1-1 vs. the spread.

In 13 games, High Point comes in with an over/under mark of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 156.6 points per game. In their most recent three games, the Panthers’ over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 132 points per game.

High Point offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 58 points against Georgia. In that game, they made 9/36 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 23.3%. Leading the team in scoring was Trae Benham with 18 points. Duke Miles also added 15 points for the Panthers.

High Point’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.3 points per game. The High Point defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed Georgia to connect on 4 threes.