Canisius at Siena - 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Canisius at Siena - 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Siena Saints (11-3) vs Canisius Golden Griffins (6-4)

Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)

Betting Odds: Siena Saints -6 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Siena Saints will be hosting the Canisius Golden Griffins this Thursday in a MAAC battle. This will be the first matchup between the two as the previously scheduled games were cancelled earlier in the season. 

The Golden Griffins lost their last game 66-53 on the road against the Fairfield Stags. Canisius did not shoot the ball well in the game, shooting 33.9% from the field and 22.7% from deep. They assisted on 9 of their 19 field goals in the game. Malek Green led the scoring for the Golden Griffins with 14 points off the bench. Jacco Fritz chipped in with 9 points and 10 rebounds. Canisius held the Stags to 41% shooting from the field and 20% from three. The Golden Griffins were outrebounded 44-31. For the year Canisius is averaging 69.7 points per game while surrendering 69.9 to the opposition. Malek Green leads the team with 12.6 points per game. 

Siena heads into this won three straight games. Last time out they beat Manhattan by a score of 64-56 at home. Siena shot 42% from the field in the game, but were only 4-14 from beyond the arc. They were aggressive, getting to the line 22 times and knocking down 18. The Saints had assists on 12 of 21 field goals. Manny Camper led the way with 25 points, going 11-12 from the line and pulling down 9 rebounds. The Saints defense held Manhattan to 36.7% shooting and 17.6% from three, but were outrebounded 37-34. Siena is averaging 67.8 points per game, while allowing 62.4 to their opponents. Manny Camper leads the team with 14.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. 

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Siena is 5-8-1 ATS this season 2-3-1 ATS at home, and 3-6-1 after a win. Canisius is 6-4 ATS this season,3-3 ATS on the road, and 1-2 ATS after a loss.

Siena has been solid at home, with a 5-1 record for the year. They have won by an average of 7 points per game in those wins. Canisius is 3-3 on the road this year, but 3-1 in the last 4. However when they have lost on the road, it has been by an average of 19.6 points. This should be a great game, but Siena has been the more consistent team this season. Their star Manny Camper is also playing some of his best ball of the year. In their current three game win streak, he is shooting over 50% from the field, while averaging 19 points and 5 assists. Give me Siena to sneak out the cover. 

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Joe’s Pick Siena Saints -6

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