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Canisius Golden Griffins face Saint Peter's Peacocks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Canisius Golden GriffinsSaint Peter's Peacocks
8-5January 04, 2014, 02:00 | Yanitelli Center4-8

The Saint Peter's Peacocks will be trying to slam the Canisius Golden Griffins on Saturday when the teams tip off at Yanitelli Center in college betting action.

This season, the Peacocks are 4-8 overall and 1-4-1 ATS, while the Golden Griffins are 8-5 and 6-4 ATS. As for the totals, Saint Peter's boasts a 2-4 on the OU, and Canisius is 5-4.

View Canisius Golden Griffins vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Saint Peter's Peacocks as 4.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Peacocks, most recently No. 271 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Griffins, who rate No. 109 in the latest survey.

Canisius was an 87-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Griffins got a huge 33-point effort from Billy Baron but still lost 87-81 against Notre Dame on Sunday at Joyce Center.

Saint Peter's lost its last outing, a 74-62 result against Manhattan on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Saint Peter's got 17 points from Desi Washington but lost anyway, 74-62, to Manhattan on Thursday at Yanitelli Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Peter's's No. 235-ranked offense, averaging 65.83 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense that ranks No. 202 at 73.69 PPG. The Peacocks field goal percentage has averaged 41.17% so far, less than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.42% per game.

A few Golden Griffins at Peacocks trends to consider:
Canisius is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Canisius is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saint Peter's
Canisius is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Saint Peter's
Canisius is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Saint Peter's
Saint Peter's is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Saint Peter's is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home
Saint Peter's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Canisius
Saint Peter's is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Canisius

Next up:
Canisius at Marist, Monday, January 6th
Saint Peter's at Fairfield, Wednesday, January 8th