Check out our free Siena 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.

Siena vs Canisius Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 15th Betting Odds

Saints vs Golden Griffins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Siena Saints at Canisius Golden Griffins
  • Where: Buffalo at Koessler Athletic Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 15th
  • Betting Odds: Siena -5.5, SIENA -250 | CANS +199 O/U 138.0

Saints Preview:

Siena will take their 7 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-5. On the road, the Saints will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 7-4. This season, Siena has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 6-1. For today’s contest, Siena has a betting line set -5.5 points in their favor.

Siena’s leading scorer this season is Javian McCollum, who is averaging 16.73 points per contest. So far, McCollum has accounted for 20.71% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.2 rebounds per game and 4.07 assists. Jackson Stormo is the second leading scorer for the Saints, averaging 14.62 points per game. Between him and Stormo, they are accounting for 40.0% of the team’s scoring.

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Coming into today’s game, Siena will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Saints are ranked 350th at 66.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 513th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Siena is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.

Golden Griffins Preview:

The Canisius Golden Griffins head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 4-12. So far this season, Canisius has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-5. For the season, Canisius has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 3-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Griffins being +5.5 point underdogs.

Canisius’ leading scorer this season is Tahj Staveskie, who is averaging 12.31 points per contest. So far, Staveskie has accounted for 17.7% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.94 rebounds per game and 2.75 assists. Jamir Moultrie is the second leading scorer for the Golden Griffins, averaging 11.25 points per game. Between him and Moultrie, they are accounting for 33.9% 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: Siena Saints -5.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Siena Saints to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5.5 point betting favorites. Although Siena as a team is just 316th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Griffins’ defense. In addition, the Saints have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -5.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Saints to come out on top and cover.

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