Planning on watching today’s Golden Griffins and Saints game? Catch the action at MVP Arena in Albany, NY, as the Saints hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. Canisius is favored by -3.5 in this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest against Siena. The game’s over/under currently sits at 138.5 points.

CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS VS SIENA SAINTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Siena Saints +3.5

This game will be played at MVP Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.

WHY BET THE SIENA SAINTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Saints.
  • Not only will Siena pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The Golden Griffins Secure a Win at Albany?

Canisius is favored by 3.5 points on the road against Siena, and the Golden Griffins have gone 4-3 this season when they have been the favorite. They are 9-15 overall, including a 4-10 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Canisius has struggled on the road this season, going just 3-12, and they have lost their last 10 road games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -7.3 points per game.

Canisius has an ATS record of 9-14 this season, going 5-10 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road games, the Golden Griffins are just 1-9 vs. the spread. As the favorite, Canisius has gone 6-4 in their last 10 games.

Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Canisius’ games this season (144.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points, which is lower than their season average of 144.7 points per game. So far, their over/under record is 10-13 this season.

In their recent matchup, the Canisius offense ended with 55 points against Marist. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.9% and made 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Tre Dinkins with 15 points. Siem Uijtendaal also added 12 points for the Golden Griffins.

At present, the Golden Griffins’ defense is nationally ranked 228th, allowing 74.2 points per game. The Canisius defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Marist to connect on 9 threes.

Is a Home Win Possible for Siena?

With an overall record of 4-21, Siena has struggled mightily this season. They are coming off a 75-53 loss to Saint Peter’s and have gone just 0-3 in their last three games at home. On the season, their average scoring margin at home is -14.2, and they are on an eight-game home losing streak.

As the underdog, the Saints have gone 3-20 this season, and they are 2-11 on the road. For the year, they are scoring an average of 61.1 points per game, while allowing 75.4 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Siena has gone 9-14 against the spread. At home, the Saints are just 2-10 vs. the spread this year and have gone 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five home games. Overall, their ATS mark for the season is 9-16.

Siena’s over/under record for the season is 10-14-1 and today’s line of 138.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 137. So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 125 points.

In their recent matchup, the Siena offense ended with 53 points against Saint Peter’s. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 33.9% and made 6 threes. Offensively, the Saints hold a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, placing them 382nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 396th in terms of percentage and 350th in three-pointers made.

The Saints’ defense is presently ranked 256th nationally, allowing an average of 75.2 points per contest. Siena’s three-point defense is currently 137th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.5% of their shots vs. Siena.