Betting on today’s Golden Griffins and Gaels game? Catch the action at Hynes Athletics Center in New Rochelle, NY, as the Gaels hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 144.5 points, and the Gaels are favored to win at home against the Golden Griffins.

CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS VS IONA GAELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Iona Gaels -7

This game will be played at Hynes Athletics Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 19th.

WHY BET THE IONA GAELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Gaels.
  • Not only will Iona pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are the Golden Griffins Ready for a Road Win?

Canisius will be looking to snap their five-game losing streak on the road when they take on Iona. On the season, Canisius is 3-7 on the road, and their average scoring margin is -3.3 points per game. In their last game, they lost to Fairfield by a score of 88-63.

So far this season, Canisius is 3-7 when they are the underdog, and they have an overall record of 7-9. In their last ten games on the road, they have gone 3-7, and their record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is 2-4.

Canisius has an ATS record of 7-8 this season. On the road, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Canisius has gone 5-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last three road games, the Golden Griffins are 0-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Canisius games is 8-7 and today’s line of 144.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (145.7). So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Canisius offense ended with 63 points against Fairfield. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.2% and made 3 threes. Offensively, the Golden Griffins hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 252nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 97th in terms of percentage and 90th in three-pointers made.

On defense, Canisius is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 74.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Fairfield, the Stags finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 88 points vs. Canisius.

Will the Gaels Win at Hynes Athletics Center?

Through 16 games this season, Iona has gone 7-9 and 2-3 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The Gaels are 4-4 at home this season, and they are 7-4 when favored.

Coming off an 87-70 win over Mount St. Mary’s, Iona has gone 6-4 in its last 10 home games. On the year, the Gaels have outscored opponents by an average of 4.5 points per game at home.

As the favorite this season, Iona has gone 5-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gaels have an ATS mark of 5-5. At home this year, Iona has an ATS record of just 3-5. In their last three home games, the Gaels are 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Iona’s games this year (144.8). So far, their over/under record is 8-8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Iona’s offense scored 87 points against Mount St. Mary’s. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.3%, and they went 11/18 from the free-throw line. Greg Gordon led the scoring for the Gaels, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Wheza Panzo chipped in with 14 points.

At present, the Gaels’ defense is nationally ranked 141st, allowing 71.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. Canisius. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.6%.