The Golden Griffins and Mountaineers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Mountaineers will host the game at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD. The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 145.5 points, with the Mountaineers being the favored team playing at home against the Golden Griffins.
CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS VS MOUNT ST. MARY’S MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers -2.5
This game will be played at Knott Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.
WHY BET THE MOUNT ST. MARY’S MOUNTAINEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Mountaineers.
- Not only will Mount St. Mary’s pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the Golden Griffins Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
Canisius will be playing their 13th game of the season today and currently have a 6-6 record. In away games, the Golden Griffins have a 3-5 record while they have a 2-1 record at home. As of now, Canisius has a 7-4 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.
Canisius comes in with an over/under record of 6-5-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 148.2 points per game so far. The Golden Griffins have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 156 points per game.
The Canisius offense is coming off a game where they scored 70 points against High Point. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.8% and connected on 10 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Golden Griffins offense has been good from outside, hitting 39% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.2 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.
In terms of defense, Canisius is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.7 points per game. Against High Point in their most recent game, the Canisius defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing High Point to hit 48% of their shots.
Is a Home Win Possible for Mount St. Mary’s?
Today, Mount St. Mary’s will play against Canisius with a record of 5-8. Mount St. Mary’s has gone 2-7 on the road and 3-1 at home. As of now, Mount St. Mary’s holds a 6-6-1 ATS record as they prepare to face Canisius. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-2-1 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Mount St. Mary’s has an over/under record of 9-4-0, with their games averaging 145 points per game on average. In the Mountaineers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 149 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 5-0.
The Mount St. Mary’s offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Delaware State. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.2% and connected on 10 threes. Offensively, the Mountaineers have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 117th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 296th in percentage and 285th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Mountaineers’ defense holds the 134th rank in the nation, allowing 71.2 points per game. Mount St. Mary’s’ three-point defense is currently 65th in the country at 5.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. Mount St. Mary’s.