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Fairfield vs. Canisius Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/20/23

Canisius Golden Griffins (4-12) vs. Fairfield Stags (7-10)
January 20, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Fairfield Stags -4.5 / Canisius Golden Griffins +4.5; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Canisius Golden Griffins and the Fairfield Stags meet in college basketball action from the Leo D. Mahoney Arena on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Fairfield is listed as a 4.5-point home favorite for this game with an attached ML price of -222. The total for this game is set at 131.5 points.


Canisius has listed Xzavier Long as probable for this game after dealing with an illness while Jordan Henderson is questionable with an upper body injury. Fairfield has listed Brycen Goodine as out for the season with a knee injury while Caleb Fields is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury.

Matchup History

Fairfield has won the last four meetings with Canisius after picking up a 72-50 win over the Golden Griffins in their last meeting back on March 8th, 2022.


Canisius is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Fairfield is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games.


I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m going to stick with the under here. These are two lower-scoring teams in the MAAC, and I just don’t know where the points will come from. I see this as a first to 65 wins kind of game, so give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Fairfield -4.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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