Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Golden Griffins versus the Purple Eagles? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Gallagher Center in Niagara Falls, NY. The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 149 points, with Niagara being favored by -4.5 at home against Canisius.


The Pick: Niagara Purple Eagles -4.5

This game will be played at Gallagher Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Purple Eagles.
  • Not only will Niagara pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Golden Griffins Win on the Road?

Canisius enters today’s game against Niagara as a 4.5-point underdog. The Golden Griffins have lost two straight games, and their overall record this season is 8-13. In Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, they are 3-8.

On the road, Canisius has struggled mightily, going just 3-10 this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -6.2 points per game, and they have lost eight straight road games.

Canisius has struggled against the spread this season, going 8-12 overall. On the road, their ATS record is 5-8, and they have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog. In their last three road games, the Golden Griffins are 0-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than the average over/under line in Canisius’ games this season (144.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 151 points. So far this year, the over/under record for the Golden Griffins is 10-10.

Coming off their recent game, the Canisius offense tallied 63 points in a matchup against Quinnipiac. Their field goal percentage for the game was 33.9%, and they made 6 threes. Tre Dinkins is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Frank Mitchell brings a PPG average of 13.3 into the game.

At this time, the Golden Griffins’ defense is positioned 225th in the country, permitting 74.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.4 threes per game vs. Niagara. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.1%.

Does Niagara Have What it Takes at Home?

Through 21 games, Niagara’s record is 11-10, with a 7-4 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. At home, the Purple Eagles are 3-6, and they have gone 4-5 when favored.

Coming off a 68-59 win over Saint Peter’s, Niagara’s record over its last 10 home games is 4-6. So far, the Purple Eagles have gone 1-2 at home in their last three games.

When looking at Niagara’s ATS record this season, they have gone 13-7. However, their ATS mark at home is just 3-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Purple Eagles are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Niagara games is 14-5-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 148.4 points, which is 10.6 points higher than the average over/under line of 137.8. Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than the average scoring total in their last three games (139) but lower than the average scoring total in their last five games (144) and their last 10 games (149). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

The Niagara offense is coming off a game where they scored 68 points against Saint Peter’s. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.6% and connected on 4 threes. The top scorer for the Purple Eagles was Luke Bumbalough with 14 points, while Braxton Bayless also chipped in with 14 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Niagara defense is giving up an average of 74.1 points per contest. Against Saint Peter’s in their most recent game, the Niagara defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Saint Peter’s to hit 35% of their shots.