Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Golden Griffins and Jaspers. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Jaspers at Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, NY. Get ready to place your bets! Canisius is favored by -1.5 in this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest against Manhattan. The game’s over/under currently sits at 141.5 points.


The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +1.5

This game will be played at Draddy Gymnasium at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Jaspers.
  • Not only will Manhattan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Golden Griffins Win in Riverdale?

Canisius comes into this game as a 1.5-point favorite, and they have gone 6-3 this season when favored. They are 12-17 overall and have lost two straight games, including a 74-62 loss to Fairfield in their most recent game.

On the road this season, the Golden Griffins have gone just 4-13, and their average scoring margin in these games is -6.6. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone just 1-9.

Canisius has an overall ATS record of 12-16 this season, including going 6-11 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Golden Griffins are 5-4 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Canisius has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Canisius’ over/under record for the season sits at 11-17 and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144). In their last three games, the average scoring total is only 126 points and their over/under record for their last 10 games is 2-8.

Canisius offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 62 points against Fairfield. In that game, they made 4/22 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 41.3%. Tre Dinkins is leading the team in scoring at 14.9 points per contest. Frank Mitchell has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.4 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Canisius defense is giving up an average of 72.4 points per contest. Against Fairfield in their most recent game, the Canisius defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Fairfield to hit 47% of their shots.

Can the Jaspers Please their Home Crowd?

Despite being the underdog, Manhattan has a chance to win their second straight game after defeating Iona 77-60 in their last game. The Jaspers have struggled at home this season, going 2-9, and they are 1-9 in their last 10 home games. For the season, Manhattan is 7-21, including a 4-15 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

As the underdog, the Jaspers have gone 5-18 this season, compared to their 1-3 record when favored. For the year, Manhattan’s average scoring margin at home is -8.5, and they have been outscored by an average of 12.7 points per game on the road.

Manhattan’s ATS record this season is 13-14, but they are 13-10 vs. the spread as the underdog. At home, the Jaspers are 5-6 ATS this year and 4-6 over their last 10 home games. As the underdog, Manhattan is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.

Manhattan’s over/under record for the season is 14-13 and today’s line of 141.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (140.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Manhattan offense ended with 77 points against Iona. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 55.2% and made 11 threes. Offensively, the Jaspers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 359th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 325th in terms of percentage and 183rd in three-pointers made.

The Jaspers’ defense is presently ranked 287th nationally, allowing an average of 76.5 points per contest. Manhattan’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Iona offense to knock down 55% of their shots on their way to putting up 60 points.