Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Saint Peter’s Peacocks Free Prediction 01/12/20

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The Canisius Golden Griffins (5-10, 0-4 MAAC) visit Yanitelli Center to square off with the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (5-7, 2-1 MAAC). The Golden Griffins will try to put an end to their six-game losing streak. Action starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Saint Peter’s Peacocks ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Peacocks lost a tough one against the Siena Saints, 61-58, while the Golden Griffins lost big to the Monmouth Hawks, 84-65.

Canisius did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (20-26; 76.9 percent) while Saint Peter’s had a better effective field goal percentage (0.458 vs. 0.443). Saint Peter’s’ KC Ndefo had a solid performance, finishing with seven points, five rebounds and five blocks. Malik Johnson played a pivotal role for Canisius with nine points and 12 rebounds.

The Golden Griffins won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 64-60. The Golden Griffins’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Peacocks. Canisius had a rate of 14.1, while Saint Peter’s posted a mark of 22.5. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the Saint Peter’s offense. Saint Peter’s ranks 353rd in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 26.0 percent), while the pesky defense of Canisius forces the 24th-most turnovers in the country (24.7 percent).

Canisius at Saint Peter’s Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Saint Peter’s, ATS Winner – Saint Peter’s, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Saint Peter’s ranks 54th in rebounds per game (39.0) while Canisius ranks 232nd (33.4).
  • The Golden Griffins rank 206th in three pointers attempted per game (19.7) while the Peacocks rank 238th (18.5).
  • The Golden Griffins rank 32nd in steals per game (8.7) while the Peacocks rank 187th in steals allowed per game (8.6).
  • Canisius ranks 93rd in assists per game (14.0) while Saint Peter’s ranks 240th (10.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Peacocks have scored an average of 67.0 points per game (6.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.6 points per game (0.6 below their season average).
  • The Golden Griffins’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.2, up from 2.3 for the season.