Planning on watching today’s Peacocks and Mountaineers game? Catch the action at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD, as the Mountaineers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 129.5 points, with Mount St. Mary’s being favored by -2.5 at home against Saint Peter’s.


The Pick: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers -2.5

This game will be played at Knott Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Mountaineers.
  • Not only will Mount St. Mary’s pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 129.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Peacocks Win in Emmitsburg?

Heading into today’s game, Saint Peter’s is 13-11 overall and 9-6 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games. On the road, the Peacocks are 7-7 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

So far, Saint Peter’s has been an underdog in 12 of their 24 games, and they have gone 4-8 in those games. The Peacocks’ average scoring margin on the road this season is -0.7 points per game.

As the underdog, Saint Peter’s has gone 7-5 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Peacocks have a solid ATS mark of 6-4. On the road, their ATS record is 9-5 this year and 7-3 over their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Peter’s games is 9-14 and today’s line of 129.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (130.4). So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 121 points compared to their season average of 127.7 points per game.

The Saint Peter’s offense is coming off a game in which they scored 59 points vs. Iona. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.9% while connecting on 6 threes. Offensively, the Peacocks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, placing them 392nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 326th in terms of percentage and 321st in three-pointers made.

So far, the Peacocks’ defense is ranked 14th in the country at 63.6 points per contest. Against Iona in their most recent game, the Saint Peter’s defense gave up a total of 53 points while allowing Iona to hit 31% of their shots.

Do the Mountaineers Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Mount St. Mary’s will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they host Saint Peter’s on Thursday. The Mountaineers are 11-15 overall this season, including a 7-3 record at home.

On the year, Mount St. Mary’s has been favored in 14 games, going 9-5 in those contests. They are coming off a 94-80 loss to Fairfield and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

Mount St. Mary’s has an ATS record of 10-15-1 this season and is 5-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mountaineers are 3-6-1 vs. the spread and they are 0-5 in their last 5 games as the favorite.

So far this season, the over/under record for Mount St. Mary’s games is 16-10. Today’s over/under line of 129.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (138.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points.

Mount St. Mary’s is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 80 points vs. Fairfield. This figure is more than their season average of 72.7 points per game. Dakota Leffew is leading the team in scoring at 17.4 points per contest. Deshayne Montgomery has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.3 going into the game.

The Mountaineers’ defense is presently ranked 161st nationally, allowing an average of 71.4 points per contest. The Mount St. Mary’s defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 94 points and allowed Fairfield to connect on 18 threes.