Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Gaels and Golden Griffins. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Golden Griffins at Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY. Get ready to place your bets! Iona is favored by -4.5 in this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 147.5 points.


The Pick: Canisius Golden Griffins +4.5

This game will be played at Koessler Athletic Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Griffins.
  • Not only will Canisius pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Gaels Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

After winning their last game against Niagara by a score of 74-71, Iona has put together a 4-game win streak. The Gaels have gone 12-4 this season when favored, and they are 16-6 overall.

So far, Iona has gone 5-6 on the road, with an average scoring margin of -0.6 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Gaels have gone 5-5.

As the favorite this season, Iona has gone 9-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road this year, the Gaels have gone 7-4 vs. the spread, including a 2-1 mark over their last 3 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record in Iona games is 11-11. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 168 points.

The Gaels’ offense finished with 74 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74.2 points per contest. One area that the Iona offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 171st in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

On defense, Iona is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. Niagara, the Purple Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 71 points vs. Iona.

Can Canisius Secure a Home Victory?

Canisius enters tonight’s game as a 4.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-11 as the underdog this season. The Golden Griffins are 8-14 overall, and they have lost three straight games.

At home, Canisius is 4-3 this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games played at home. So far, they have gone 3-9 in conference games, compared to their 5-5 non-conference record.

Canisius has a below .500 ATS mark of 8-13 this season. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Griffins have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread. At home, Canisius is 3-4 ATS this year and 5-9 ATS as the underdog.

Canisius’ over/under record for the season is 10-11, and the average over/under line in their games is 144.8. The average scoring total in their games this year is 145.4. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

Most recently, the Canisius offense finished with just 64 points vs. Niagara. For the game, they hit 2/15 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 43.1%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tre Dinkins who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.6. Frank Mitchell also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.4.

At this time, the Golden Griffins’ defense is positioned 228th in the country, permitting 74.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.3 threes per game vs. Iona. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.8%.