Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Saints and Golden Griffins. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Golden Griffins at Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY. Get ready to place your bets! This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 141.5 points, and the Golden Griffins are favored to win at home vs. the Saints.


The Pick: Siena Saints +10.5

This game will be played at Koessler Athletic Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Griffins.
  • Even though we have Canisius winning straight-up, we like Siena at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are the Saints Ready for a Win at Buffalo?

After losing their last game to Fairfield by a score of 93-69, Siena’s record now stands at 2-12. So far this season, the Saints have gone 1-2 in conference play compared to their 1-10 non-conference record. As the underdog, Siena has gone 1-11 compared to their 1-1 record as the favorite.

For the season, the Saints have been outscored by an average of 20.9 points per game on the road, where they have gone 0-7. Their record over their last 10 games away from home is 0-10, and they are currently on a seven-game losing streak.

As the underdog, Siena has gone 4-8 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is just 4-10. However, over their last three games as the underdog, the Saints have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is right in line with the average scoring in Siena’s games this year (138.4). So far, 10 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

In their latest game, Siena offense put up 69 points against Fairfield. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Giovanni Emejuru, who is averaging 11.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Michael Eley also maintains a PPG average of 14.9 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Siena defense is giving up an average of 78.2 points per contest. In today’s game, the Siena defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 93 points.

Will the Canisius Defense Show Up at Home?

Canisius comes into this game as a 10.5-point favorite, and they are 2-1 this season when favored. They are 2-1 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +8.3 points per game.

Over their last 10 games at home, Canisius is 7-3, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games at home. They are looking to snap a four-game losing streak, and they come into this game with an overall record of 6-8.

Canisius has an overall ATS record of 7-6 this season, including a mark of 2-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Griffins have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Canisius’ over/under record this season is 7-6 and the average point total in their games is 148.3. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average OU line of 145.8 in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

In their most recent game, the Golden Griffins’ offense tallied 76 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.4 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Tre Dinkins, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.3, while Siem Uijtendaal also carries a PPG average of 15.1 into the game.

On defense, Canisius is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 74.1 points per game. So far, the Canisius defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.3 times per game (590th).