Check out our free Canisius vs Marist pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Poughkeepsie. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Canisius vs Marist Pick & Preview: Sunday, February 5th Betting Odds
Golden Griffins vs Red Foxes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Canisius Golden Griffins at Marist Red Foxes
- Where: Poughkeepsie at McCann Center
- Date: Sunday, February 5th
- Betting Odds: Canisius +1.5, CANS +103 | MARIST -126 O/U 134.0
Golden Griffins Preview:
Canisius will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Marist in order to snap their current 4 game losing streak. On the road, the Golden Griffins will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 2-10. So far, the Golden Griffins have been the underdog 16 times, going 4-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Canisius’ leading scorer this season is Tahj Staveskie, who is averaging 11.48 points per contest. So far, Staveskie has accounted for 16.44% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 2.62 assists. Jordan Henderson is the second leading scorer for the Golden Griffins, averaging 13.94 points per game. Between him and Henderson, they are accounting for 32.6% of the team’s scoring.
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 they 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.
Red Foxes Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Canisius, the Marist Red Foxes will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 7-14. So far this season, Marist has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-8. The Red Foxes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Marist has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3.
Patrick Gardner comes into today’s game as the Red Foxes’ leading scorer at 18.19 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Marist’s top rebounder at 6.05 boards per contest. Behind Gardner, the team has benefited from the strong play of Noah Harris, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.48 points per game. Overall, he has hit 31.0% of his shots and is adding 2.14 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Marist this season, as they are currently ranked 277th in college basketball at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Foxes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 219th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Marist Red Foxes -1.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Marist Red Foxes to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1.5 point betting favorites. Although Marist as a team is just 234th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Griffins’ defense. In addition, the Red Foxes have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 5-4-1 (last 10). At -1.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Red Foxes to come out on top and cover.