Check out our free Canisius vs Manhattan pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Riverdale. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Canisius vs Manhattan Pick & Preview: Friday, January 6th Betting Odds

Golden Griffins vs Jaspers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Canisius Golden Griffins at Manhattan Jaspers
  • Where: Riverdale at Draddy Gymnasium
  • Date: Friday, January 6th
  • Betting Odds: Canisius -1.5, CANS -129 | MANH +106 O/U 142.5

Golden Griffins Preview:

Canisius will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Manhattan in order to snap their current 9 game losing streak. So far, the Golden Griffins have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 0-7. This season, Canisius has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2. For today’s contest, Canisius have a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.

Canisius’ leading scorer this season is Jordan Henderson who is averaging 13.46 points per contest. So far, Henderson has accounted for 18.9% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.77 rebounds per game and 2.46 assists. Tahj Staveskie is the second leading scorer for the Golden Griffins, averaging 12.23 points per game. Between him and Staveskie, they are accounting for 36.1% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Canisius this season, as they are currently ranked 284th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Griffins’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 440th in the NCAA.

Jaspers Preview:

The Manhattan Jaspers head into today’s game in what will be their 14th game of the season, posting a record of 4-9. So far this season, Manhattan has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-4. For the season, Manhattan has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 3-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Jaspers being +1.5 point underdogs.

Manhattan’s leading scorer this season is Anthony Nelson who is averaging 14.69 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 21.1% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.54 rebounds per game and 3.69 assists. Samir Stewart is the second leading scorer for the Jaspers, averaging 15.11 points per game. Between him and Stewart, they are accounting for 36.1% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Manhattan this season, as they are currently ranked 210th in college basketball at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Jaspers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 438th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Canisius Golden Griffins -1.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Canisius Golden Griffins to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1.5 point betting favorites. Although Canisius as a team is just 413rd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Jaspers’ defense. At -1.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Griffins to come out on top and cover.

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