A MAAC battle takes place when the Canisius Golden Griffins (5-11) and Saint Peter's Peacocks (5-6) tip off the Tuesday college basketball schedule. Canisius is looking to pick up its second conference win and snap a two-game slide. The Golden Griffins lost to Manhattan 80-75 in their last outing. Saint Peter's beat Rider 58-51 on Jan. 16. Saint Peter's is tied for second in the MAAC standings at 3-1 in conference play, while Canisius is tied for last at 1-4.
Tipoff is at 2 p.m. ET from Yanitelli Center. The latest Canisius vs. Saint Peter's odds list the Peacocks as 7.5-point favorites. The over-under for total points is set at 134.5. Before making any Saint Peter's vs. Canisius picks, you need to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Saint Peter's vs. Canisius, and just revealed its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and trends for Canisius vs. Saint Peter's:
- Canisius vs. Saint Peter's spread: Saint Peter's -7.5
- Canisius vs. Saint Peter's over-under: 134.5 points
- Canisius vs. Saint Peter's money line: Saint Peter's -360, Canisius +300
- SPU: Peacocks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games
- CAN: Under is 5-1 in Golden Griffins last six games following a ATS loss
Why Canisius can cover
Junior guard Armon Harried is averaging 12.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest. Harried has dropped at least 20 points in five games so far. The Maryland native logged his best performance in the win over Coppin State. Harried finished with 22 points, five rebounds and two assists. He shot 8-for-14 from the floor and 6-for-9 from downtown.
Senior guard Jordan Henderson is third on the team with 10.3 points per game. Henderson has scored at least 15 points in three of his last four games. The Ohio native dropped a season-high 19 points, four rebounds and seven assists in the Dec. 22 win over FGCU. Henderson found his stroke from beyond the arc, finishing 5-for-10 from three.
Why Saint Peter's can cover
Junior guard Daryl Banks III is logging a team-best 11.5 points with three rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. Banks III has scored at least 14 points in four games so far. The California native has also knocked down at least three 3-pointers in three different games. In the matchup against Providence, Banks III finished with a season-high 26 points and shot 9-for-16 from the field.
Junior forward Fousseyni Drame is leading the team in rebounds (7.9) with 8.7 points per game. Drame has recorded two double-doubles this year. In the victory over Nyack, he tallied 22 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 10-for-11 from the floor. Junior guard Doug Edert is another scoring option for the Peacocks. He is averaging 10 points per game and knocks down 36 percent of his 3-point attempts.
How to make Saint Peter's vs. Canisius picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 132 points. It also says one side of the spread is hitting well over 50 percent of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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