Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Canisius Golden Griffins Preview

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Feb 16, 2:00 PM | Yanitelli Center

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds

16-10TEAM RECORD8-17

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Saint Peter's vs Canisius battle Saturday at Yanitelli Center as the Peacocks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Peacocks bring a 8-17 record (6-12-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-10 Golden Griffins, who are 12-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Saint Peter's go 9-6-1 so far and the Golden Griffins go 6-14.

View Canisius vs Saint Peters Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Peacocks installed as 4.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 143-rated Canisius taking on the No. 307-rated Peacocks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-61 win for the Golden Griffins on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Griffins is ranked No. 162 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Saint Peter's’s No. 305 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Peter's is the No. 294-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Canisius rates No. 2 at 9.3 per game.

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.3 points per game. Saint Peter's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 322 nationally in scoring at home.

Canisius was a 68-64 loser in its last match on the road against Loyola. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Griffins endured a 68-64 loss at the hands of the Greyhounds on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Jordan Heath at Reitz Arena.

In their last action, Saint Peter's was a 72-57 loser on the road against Rider. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Peacocks endured a 72-57 loss at the hands of the Broncs on Thursday, despite a 9-point effort from Yvon Raymond at Alumni Gymnasium.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Loyola are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Saint Peter's Peacocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Rider are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Golden Griffins at Peacocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 6 games when playing on the road against Saint Peter's
Canisius is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Canisius is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Peter's
Saint Peter's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Canisius
Saint Peter's is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Canisius
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Peter's last 6 games when playing at home against Canisius
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Peter's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Canisius at Vermont, Saturday, February 23
Saint Peter's at Hampton, Saturday, February 23

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