Canisius vs. Saint Peter's - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Canisius vs. Saint Peter's - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Saint Peter's Peacocks (15-12) at Canisius Golden Griffins (10-18)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Koessler Athletic Center)

The Line: Canisius Golden Griffins -1 -- Over/Under: 134.5

TV: ESPN3

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and the Canisius Golden Griffins meet in college basketball action from Koessler Athletic Center on Saturday. 

Saint Peter’s comes in here at 15-12 overall. Beginning on February 9, Saint Peter’s put up a five-game winning streak, but that came to an end Thursday in their last outing versus Niagara.
In the loss to Niagara, Saint Peter’s guard Daryl Banks put up 14 points with two rebounds and two assists. Aaron Estrada was the only other Saint Peter’s player in double-figures there, posting 10 points, five rebounds and one assist while KC Ndefo chipped in eight points.
Over on the Canisius side, they’re 10-18 on the year. In the last six games, Canisius is 1-5 with a win over Manhattan alongside losses to Rider, Niagara, Monmouth, Quinnipiac and Iona. 

In the loss to Iona, Canisius’ leading scorer was Jordan Henderson with 18 points, two assists and one rebound. Majesty Brandon added 12 points, four rebounds and two assists there, and Jalanni White managed 10 points, five rebounds and one assist for Canisius. 
Canisius is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 after a straight-up loss and 0-4 ATS in the last four home games. The under is 12-5-1 in Canisius’ last 18 Saturday games and the over is 5-0 in their last five home games. 

Meanwhile, Saint Peter’s is 13-4 ATS in their last 17 road games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine after an ATS loss. The Peacocks are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 overall and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 Saturday games.
Saint Peter’s has been all over the place lately when it comes to scoring, but in three of their last four outings they’ve been at 67 or below. Oddly enough, Saint Peter’s had previously posted 81 points or more in three out of four games. 

Still, Canisius shouldn’t pose too many issues with this being a high-scoring game. The Griffins have been at 66 points or fewer in six of their last seven games. I don’t see Canisius being able to keep up here, so I’m going Saint Peter’s. 

Andrew’s Pick Saint Peter's Peacocks +1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.