Check out our free Mount St. Mary’s 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.
Mount St. Mary’s vs Canisius Pick & Preview: Monday, January 2nd Betting Odds
Mountaineers vs Golden Griffins Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at Canisius Golden Griffins
- Where: Buffalo at Koessler Athletic Center
- Date: Monday, January 2nd
- Betting Odds: Mount St. Mary’s +2, MSTM +112 | CANS -137 O/U 134.5
Coming into today’s matchup, the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are in the middle of a 3 game losing streak and have an overall record of 5-9. So far, the Mountaineers have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. For the season, Mount St. Mary’s has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 3-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mountaineers being +2 point underdogs.
Mount St. Mary’s’ leading scorer this season is Jalen Benjamin who is averaging 14.69 points per contest. So far, Benjamin has accounted for 21.29% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.31 rebounds per game and 4.23 assists. Dakota Leffew is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, averaging 12.75 points per game. Between him and Leffew, they are accounting for 38.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Mount St. Mary’s this season, as they are currently ranked 354th in college basketball at 66.1 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 Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 220th in the NCAA.
Golden Griffins Preview:
The Canisius Golden Griffins head into today’s game in what will be their 13th game of the season, posting a record of 2-10. So far this season, Canisius has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-3. The Golden Griffins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Canisius has been favored to win in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1.
Canisius’ leading scorer this season is Jordan Henderson who is averaging 13.83 points per contest. So far, Henderson has accounted for 19.17% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.75 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists. Tahj Staveskie is the second leading scorer for the Golden Griffins, averaging 12.83 points per game. Between him and Staveskie, they are accounting for 37.0% 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 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Canisius Golden Griffins -2
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 -2 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 Mountaineers’ defense. At -2 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Griffins to come out on top and cover.
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