Looking to win big? The Mountaineers and Golden Griffins face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Griffins are hosting the game at Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY. The over/under for this game is set at 142.5 points, and Canisius is favored by -1.5 vs. Mount St. Mary's in a Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S MOUNTAINEERS VS CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Canisius Golden Griffins -1.5

This game will be played at Koessler Athletic Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Golden Griffins.
  • Not only will Canisius pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Mountaineers Find a Way to Win in Buffalo?

Mount St. Mary's will look to snap a two-game road losing streak as they take on Canisius. So far this season, the Mountaineers have gone 4-12 on the road, compared to 8-4 at home.

Mount St. Mary's comes into this game with a record of 12-16, including a 8-9 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. They are currently averaging -4.1 points per game on the road.

Mount St. Mary's has an overall ATS record of 11-16-1 this season. On the road, the Mountaineers are just 5-10-1 vs. the spread and they have gone 0-3 ATS in their last three road games. As the underdog, Mount St. Mary's has a mark of 6-7 vs. the spread this year and they are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Mount St. Mary's games have an over/under record of 17-11 this season. The average over/under line in their games is 138.8 and their matchups have averaged 143.5 points. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line of 142.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Mount St. Mary's offense tallied 72 points in a matchup against Iona. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.1%, and they made 3 threes. Leading Mount St. Mary's in scoring vs. Iona was Deshayne Montgomery with his 25 points. Terrell Ard JR. also added 13 points for the Mountaineers.

On the defensive side, Mount St. Mary's is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Canisius. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.

Will Canisius Come Through as Home Favorites?

Canisius enters today's game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Golden Griffins have gone 5-3 when favored this season compared to 5-12 when listed as the underdog. They have won their last two games and come in with an overall record of 11-15.

Through 26 games, Canisius has gone 6-3 at home, compared to 4-12 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.3 points per game, while it drops to -6.2 on the road. The Golden Griffins have gone 7-3 in their last 10 home games.

Canisius has an overall ATS record of 11-14 this season. At home, they have gone 5-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Griffins have gone 6-4 ATS.

Canisius' over/under record for the season sits at 11-14 and the average point total in their games is 143.7. Today's over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (144.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 3-7.

The Golden Griffins' offense wrapped up their last game with 69 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 71.8 points per contest. The team's scoring leader is Tre Dinkins, who holds an average of 15.2 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Frank Mitchell is averaging 12.8 points per game this season.

Canisius' defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.3 points per game. Canisius' three-point defense is currently 63rd in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.9% of their shots vs. Canisius.