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Mount St. Mary’s vs Canisius Basketball Picks 3-12-24

Canisius Golden Griffins (13-17) vs. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (13-18)
March 12, 2024 5:15 pm EDT
The Line: Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers -2; Over/Under: +139
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The Canisius Golden Griffins and the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers meet Tuesday in the college basketball MAAC Tournament First Round at the Boardwalk Hall. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Canisius vs. Mount St. Mary’s Prediction.

Canisius Team Preview

The Canisius Golden Griffins come into the conference tournament as the 9-seed, finishing the year 13-17 overall including 8-12 in conference play. Tre Dinkins leads the Golden Griffins in scoring and assists with 15.1 PPG and 3.6 APG while Siem Uijtendaal has 13.3 PPG with 3.4 RPG. Frank Mitchell has 12.4 PPG with a team-high 11.7 RPG to lead the Golden Griffins in rebounding this season while also capping off the scoring in double figures for Canisius up to this point in the year. As a team, Canisius is averaging 70.8 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 62.9% from the foul line this season.

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Mount St. Mary’s Team Preview

The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers come into the conference tournament as the 8-seed, finishing the year with an overall record of 13-18, including a 9-11 mark in MAAC conference play. Dakota Leffew leads the Mountaineers in scoring and assists with 17.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG and 3.9 APG while De’Shayne Montgomery has 12.8 PPG with 3.5 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Mount St. Mary’s this season, also averaging a team-high 1.7 SPG this season. Dallas Hobbs has 7.7 PPG with 3.3 RPG and 2.6 APG while Dola Adebayo has a team-high 4.6 RPG to lead the Mountaineers on the glass this season. As a team, Mount St. Mary’s is averaging 73.1 PPG on 47.4% shooting from the field, 35.1% from three and 72.9% from the foul line this season.

Canisius vs. Mount St. Mary’s Prediction

I’m on Mount St. Mary’s here. The Mount is just the far superior team on the offensive end of the floor and both of these teams had issues with defense in conference play, but I’d be willing to go so far as to say the Mount had the better defensive unit as well this season. Canisius has provided value in spots, but this line’s too low to pass on with the Mount. Give me Mount St. Mary’s here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Mount St. Mary's -2

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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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