Check out our free Canisius vs Saint Peter’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Jersey City. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Canisius vs Saint Peter’s Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 8th Betting Odds
Golden Griffins vs Peacocks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Canisius Golden Griffins at Saint Peter’s Peacocks
- Where: Jersey City at Yanitelli Center
- Date: Sunday, January 8th
- Betting Odds: Canisius +3, CANS +132 | STPETE -162 O/U 130.0
Golden Griffins Preview:
The Canisius Golden Griffins head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 3-11. So far, the Golden Griffins have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 1-7. For the season, Canisius has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 2-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Griffins being +3 point underdogs.
Important to the outcome of the game, is if Jordan Henderson will be able to suit up for the Golden Griffins’. Heading into play, Henderson leads the team at 13.46 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 47.9% while also adding 2.77 rebounds. Even if Jordan Henderson ends up playing, Canisius will be counting on Tahj Staveskie to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Staveskie is the Golden Griffins’ second leading scorer at 11.79 points per game. So far, he has hit 35.5% of his field goal attempts.
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.
Saint Peter’s heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-8. So far this season, Saint Peter’s has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Peacocks as the -3 point favorites. The Peacocks have been favored 7 times, going 5-2 straight up.
Saint Peter’s will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isiah Dasher who is averaging 14.07 points per game for the Peacocks. Dasher is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Peacocks’ offensive game plan is the play of Jaylen Murray who has hit 40.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.75 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Peter’s this season, as they are currently ranked 339th in college basketball at 66.9 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 Peacocks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.3%, placing them 165th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Canisius Golden Griffins +3
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Canisius putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Peacocks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Golden Griffins to cover.