Looking to win big? The Golden Griffins and Red Foxes face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Red Foxes are hosting the game at McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 133.5 points, with Marist being favored by -5.5 at home against Canisius.

CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS VS MARIST RED FOXES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marist Red Foxes -5.5

This game will be played at McCann Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 16th.

WHY BET THE MARIST RED FOXES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Red Foxes.
  • Not only will Marist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Golden Griffins Have What it Takes on the Road?

Canisius will be the underdog in this game, as they have been in 15 of their 23 games this season. They have a record of 4-11 in those games, and they have gone 3-11 on the road this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -6.1 points per game, and they have lost their last nine games away from home.

Most recently, Canisius beat Iona by a score of 73-69. This season, they have gone 4-3 when they have been favored, and their overall record is 9-14. In conference play, they have gone 4-9, and they are 5-5 in non-conference games.

Canisius has struggled against the spread this season, going just 9-13. Their road ATS record is 5-9, and they are just 2-8 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, the Golden Griffins are 6-9 vs. the spread this year and just 2-8 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Canisius games have an over/under record of 10-12 this season, and today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 145. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

In their recent game, the Golden Griffins’ offense concluded with 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 72.6 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Tre Dinkins, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.9, while Frank Mitchell also maintains a PPG average of 13.4 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Golden Griffins’ defense holds the 223rd rank in the nation, allowing 74.1 points per game. Against Iona in their most recent game, the Canisius defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Iona to hit 46% of their shots.

Does Marist Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Marist will be looking to extend their three-game winning streak when they take on Canisius. The Red Foxes have gone 6-3 at home this season compared to 7-6 on the road.

Marist has been favored in 12 of their 22 games and has gone 9-3 in those contests. They come in with an overall record of 13-9, including a 8-5 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Marist has an ATS record of 14-8 this season, going 5-4 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Foxes are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Marist games is 7-15 and today’s line of 133.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (132). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 124 points compared to their season average of 127.4 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Marist offense ended with 77 points against Rider. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 9 threes. Max Allen is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 11.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Josh Pascarelli brings a PPG average of 10.7 into the game.

The Red Foxes’ defense is presently ranked 9th nationally, allowing an average of 62.2 points per contest. Marist’s three-point defense is currently 80th in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.6% of their shots vs. Marist.