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

Manhattan vs Canisius Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds

Jaspers vs Golden Griffins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Manhattan Jaspers at Canisius Golden Griffins
  • Where: Buffalo at Koessler Athletic Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 29th
  • Betting Odds: Manhattan +5, MANH +182 | CANS -228 O/U 138.5

Jaspers Preview:

Manhattan will take the floor against the Golden Griffins with an overall record of 6-13. So far, the Jaspers have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. For the season, Manhattan has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 5-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Jaspers being +5 point underdogs.

Manhattan’s leading scorer this season is Anthony Nelson, who is averaging 14.89 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 21.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.63 rebounds per game and 4.63 assists. Josh Roberts is the second leading scorer for the Jaspers, averaging 12.38 points per game. Between him and Roberts, they are accounting for 37.3% 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 they 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.

Golden Griffins Preview:

Canisius heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-14. So far this season, Canisius has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Golden Griffins as the -5 point favorites. The Golden Griffins have been favored 3 times, going 0-3 straight up.

Canisius’ leading scorer this season is Tahj Staveskie, who is averaging 11.53 points per contest. So far, Staveskie has accounted for 16.6% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.84 rebounds per game and 2.53 assists. Jordan Henderson is the second leading scorer for the Golden Griffins, averaging 13.33 points per game. Between him and Henderson, they are accounting for 31.8% 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Manhattan Jaspers +5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Canisius as the favorites with a line coming in at -5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Manhattan Jaspers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Canisius at 7.38 made 3’s per game compared to Manhattan at 5.63. Look for Manhattan to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Golden Griffins.