The No. 8 seed Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (12-19, 8-12 MAAC) and the No. 9 seed Canisius Golden Griffins (10-19, 8-12 MAAC) will try to move on in the MAAC tournament on Tuesday as they meet at 5:00 PM.
Mount St. Mary’s is a tight 2-point favorite against Canisius when the Mountaineers hit the court against the Golden Griffins on Tuesday. A 136-point total is set for the game.
Mount St. Mary’s vs. Canisius Odds
Point Spread for Mount St. Mary’s vs. Canisius
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing Mount St. Mary’s as the favorite.
Mount St. Mary’s vs. Canisius Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Mount St. Mary’s has -135 odds to pick up the win, while Canisius is listed at +115 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 136 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Arena: Boardwalk Hall
Mount St. Mary’s vs. Canisius Betting Trends
Mount St. Mary’s has 12 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. The Mountaineers have won in four of the 10 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Mount St. Mary’s has hit the over in 57.1% of its opportunities this year (16 times over 28 games with a set point total).
Canisius has played 28 games, with 16 wins, against the spread. The Golden Griffins have won five of the 20 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (25%). Canisius has eclipsed the over/under 57.1% of the time this year (16 of 28 games with a set point total).
Mount St. Mary’s vs. Canisius Key Players to Watch
Mount St. Mary’s
Dakota Leffew averages 13 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. George Tinsley is averaging 7.1 points, 1.2 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game. Malik Jefferson averages a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 8.8 points and 1.2 assists, shooting 51.9% from the floor.
Tahj Staveskie is the Golden Griffins’ top assist man (2.8 per game), and he averages 12.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jacco Fritz is the Golden Griffins’ top rebounder (5.9 per game), and he posts 8.4 points and 2.4 assists. Jordan Henderson is putting up team highs in points (13.8 per game) and assists (2.2). And he is delivering 3 rebounds, making 40.5% of his shots from the floor and 35.4% from beyond the arc, with 2 treys per game. The Golden Griffins get 6.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game from Xzavier Long.
What you need to know about the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers
So far this season, nine out of Mount St. Mary’s 20 MAAC games have gone over the point total. While the Mountaineers rank in the bottom 25 in the country in points per game with 63.9 (19th-worst), they rank 83rd in college basketball with 66.8 points allowed per contest. With 29.8 boards per game, Mount St. Mary’s is 284th in the country. It surrenders 31.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 194th in college basketball.
With 6.7 three-pointers per game, Mount St. Mary’s is 257th in the country. It has a 35.8% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 90th in college basketball. The Mountaineers are 128th in the country with 6.8 treys allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 154th with a 33.4% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.
The Mountaineers are 4-5-1 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. Eight of Mount St. Mary’s last 10 games have hit the over. On the offensive side of the ball, Mount St. Mary’s has increased its output a little bit over its last 10 games, scoring 67.9 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 63.9 it has put up over the course of this year. Mount St. Mary’s has been less stingy on defense lately, giving up 72.4 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 66.8 points per game its opponents average on the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Canisius Golden Griffins
In Canisius’ 20 chances this season in MAAC play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 11 times. At 70.5 points scored per game and 72.5 points allowed, the Golden Griffins are 204th in the nation on offense and 249th defensively. Canisius collects 30.6 rebounds per game and give up 31.9 boards, ranking 254th and 235th, respectively, in the nation.
In 2022-23, Canisius is 58th in college basketball in 3-point makes (8.6 per game) and 138th in 3-point percentage (35%). The Golden Griffins are 113th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.7 per game) and 333rd in 3-point percentage defensively (36.7%).
The Golden Griffins have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. Canisius has gone over the total in seven of its past 10 games. While Canisius is scoring 70.5 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark over its last 10 games, tallying 72.4 a contest. The Golden Griffins are giving up 70.2 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 2.3 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (72.5).
Mount St. Mary’s vs. Canisius Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Canisius, and we predict that Canisius will cover the spread (Mount St. Mary’s -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136 points.
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