Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Golden Griffins versus the Mountaineers? Tip off is at at 5:15 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The over/under for this game is set at 137 points, and Mount St. Mary’s is favored by -4.5 vs. Canisius in a Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup.


The Pick: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers -4.5

This game will be played at Boardwalk Hall at 5:15 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.


  • 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 -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Are the Golden Griffins Ready for a Win at Atlantic City?

Canisius will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Mount St. Mary’s. The Golden Griffins are 13-17 overall and 7-12 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

As the underdog, Canisius is 5-14 this season. On the road, the Golden Griffins are 4-13, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games away from home.

Canisius has an overall ATS record of 12-16 this season and they are 6-11 against the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Golden Griffins are 7-12 vs. the spread this year and they are just 2-8 in their last 10 games as the underdog. Canisius has gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games and they are 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 road contests.

Canisius has an over/under record of 11-17 this season and today’s line of 137 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their over/under record during that span is 1-2.

In their recent matchup, the Canisius offense ended with 62 points against Fairfield. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.3% and made 4 threes. Frank Mitchell led the scoring for the Golden Griffins, contributing 12 points. Additionally, Devean Williams chipped in with 11 points.

At present, the Golden Griffins’ defense is nationally ranked 177th, allowing 72.3 points per game. 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 Mountaineers Secure a Win at Home?

Mount St. Mary’s has been a much better team at home this season, going 8-5 compared to 5-13 on the road. They have also been better than their opponents in 15 of their 31 games, going 9-6 in those contests. Over their last 10 games at home, the Mountaineers have gone 6-4.

After falling to Fairfield 96-92 last time out, Mount St. Mary’s will look to bounce back against Canisius. On the season, they have gone 13-18, including a 9-11 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.

Mount St. Mary’s has an ATS record of 12-18-1 this season and they are 5-9-1 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mountaineers are just 3-7 ATS.

This season, the over/under record in Mount St. Mary’s games is 19-12. On average, their games have finished with 144.7 points, which is 5.5 points higher than today’s line of 137. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

Mount St. Mary’s is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 92 points versus Fairfield. This output is higher than their season-average of 73.1 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Dakota Leffew, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 17.4, while Deshayne Montgomery also carries a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.

Mount St. Mary’s’ defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.6 points per game. So far, the Mount St. Mary’s defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.9 times per game (698th).