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Canisius Golden Griffins vs Siena Saints 12/23/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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Canisius Golden Griffins vs Siena Saints 12-23-2019 Picks Predictions and Previews

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Siena Saints 12/23/2019 – It has been a struggle by the Siena Saints on the road but they are undefeated at home. They will now host the Canisius Golden Griffins at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York this Monday, December 23 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. It will be a challenge for the Golden Griffins since they are 1-5 playing away games. This match will be featured on TV in ESPN3 while SofaScore will have live streaming available for the fans who want to see it online. Betting College Basketball Today sees the Saints remaining undefeated at home after this game with the Golden Griffins.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Siena Saints 12/23/2019

When: Monday, December 23, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Times Union Center, Albany, New York
TV: ESPN3
Stream: Sofascore

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Siena Saints 12/23/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Canisius +6 (-110) 139.5 o (-110) +240
Siena -6 (-110) 139.5 u(-110) -280
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Canisius Golden Griffins

The Canisius Golden Griffins hold a 5-5 record for their first 10 games of the season. They had a 4 game winning streak before going 1-3 with all those three games lost on the road. Malik Johnson is the best player on the team and he contributes across the board averaging 14.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.9 steals. He is getting support from Majesty Brandon and Scott Hitchon. Both players are combining for 21.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2 steals. Jalani White and Jordan Henderson also are good rotation players for the team. Still, with more wins to their pocket, they may surprise the Saints at home.

Players to watch:

M. Johnson G (10 GP 37.4 MIN 14.4 PTS 5.2 REB 5.3 AST 2.9 STL 0.1 BLK 2.4 TO 39.5 FG% 69.8 FT% 28.9 3P%), M. Brandon G (10 GP 26.2 MIN 10.9 PTS 4.2 REB 1.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 44.3 FG% 77.8 FT% 24.3 3P%), S. Hitchon F (7 GP 16 MIN 10.6 PTS 3.1 REB 0.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO 44.9 FG% 75.9 FT% 50 3P%).

Siena Saints

The Saints played more on the road than at home. They own a 3-5 record and all five losses were away games. Being at home makes them comfortable and they need this to gain back more confidence after losing four straight on the road – including an overtime loss to Yale.  The Saints have Elijah Burns and Jalen Pickett playing well but their record doesn’t justify their efforts. Burns is averaging 16 points and 6.3 rebounds while Picket is across the board with 15.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks. Donald Carey also contributes with 13.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals. Manny Camper has been their rebounding leader with 11.5 points along with 13.9 points. Other than the four players mentioned, there is not much depth on the Saints roster. Look for the Golden Griffins to try and destabilize the Saints core players by putting one or two of them into foul trouble.

Players to watch:

E. Burns F (8 GP 28.3 MIN 16 PTS 6.3 REB 1 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 1.8 TO 57.7 FG% 79.1 FT% 40 3P%), J. Pickett G (7 GP 37.9 MIN 15.4 PTS 4.3 REB 3.7 AST 1.4 STL 1.1 BLK 2.1 TO 42.1 FG% 80 FT% 33.3 3P%), M. Camper G (8 GP 36.9 MIN 13.9 PTS 11.5 REB 2.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 2.3 TO 51.5 FG% 61 FT% 45.5 3P%).

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Siena Saints Betting Predictions

Trends

Canisius Golden Griffins

Canisius is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Siena.
Griffins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Siena.
Canisius is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Siena.
Griffins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Metro Atlantic conference.

Siena Saints

Saints are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena’s last 5 games against Canisius.
Saints are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena’s last 5 games when playing at home against Canisius.
Siena is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games this season.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Siena Saints Betting Picks

The Saints very much needed this game more than the Golden Griffins to avoid a 3-6 pit. Having the game played at home makes them a better pick to win according to Betting on College Basketball. But the Golden Griffins can give this team a run for their money as Siena is still looking for that identity to establish.

Moneyline: The Golden Griffins are given the ML of +240 if they win this game against the Saints. On the other side, Siena is at -200.

Spread: The Saints and Golden Griffins have 6 points across the spread to separate them. Canisius is given the disadvantage at +6 while Siena is at -6.

Total: A total of 139.5 is expected for both teams to reach with the Saints expected to go under.

Score Prediction: 74-66, Saints win.