Planning on watching today’s Red Foxes and Golden Griffins game? Catch the action at Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY, as the Golden Griffins hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 131.5 points, and Canisius is favored by -3.5 to win at home against Marist.
MARIST RED FOXES VS CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Canisius Golden Griffins -3.5
This game will be played at Koessler Athletic Center at 1:00 ET on Sunday, January 28th.
WHY BET THE CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Golden Griffins.
- Not only will Canisius pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 131.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Marist Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
Marist will enter today’s game as a 3.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-6 as the underdog this season. The Red Foxes have a 9-8 record this year, and they are 4-4 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.
Marist has gone 4-6 on the road this season, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -3.7 points per game.
As the underdog this season, Marist has gone 4-4 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 10-7. Over their last three road games, the Red Foxes are 0-3 vs. the spread and they are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road contests.
Today’s over/under line of 131.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Marist’s games this season (133). The average scoring total in their games this year is 126.2 points. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.
The Red Foxes’ offense wrapped up their last game with 62 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 64.1 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Max Allen, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12.5, while Josh Pascarelli also carries a PPG average of 10.5 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Marist defense is giving up an average of 62.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Canisius. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.
Will Canisius Make it Happen at Home?
Canisius will look to extend their home winning streak to nine games when they take on Marist as 3.5-point favorites. The Golden Griffins are 4-2 this season when favored, and they are 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.
Canisius has struggled on the road this season, going 3-9, compared to 4-2 at home. They have lost seven straight games on the road, and their average scoring margin away from home is -4.7 points per game.
As the favorite this season, Canisius has gone 3-3 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 8-10. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Golden Griffins are 1-2 ATS.
Canisius’ over/under record for the season sits at 9-9 and today’s line of 131.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.8). So far, 18 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 136 points.
In their latest game, Canisius’ offense looked good, scoring 82 points against Manhattan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.2% and made 9/14 free throws. Leading Canisius in scoring vs. Manhattan was Frank Mitchell with his 21 points. Tre Dinkins also added 18 points for the Golden Griffins.
The Golden Griffins’ defense is presently ranked 208th nationally, allowing an average of 73.6 points per contest. Canisius’ three-point defense is currently 63rd in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.7% of their shots vs. Canisius.