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Eckel's Saturday afternoon MAAC pick has the St. Peter's Peacocks up north seeking revenge against the Canisius Golden Griffins

Game time is 2 pm EST.

Mark Eckel

St. Peter’s (-3) at Canisius, 2 p.m.

First the bad news for St. Peter’s fans.

The Peacocks (15-12, 12-6) saw their five-game win streak come to an end when they lost to Niagara on the first-half of this Western New York trip. The loss also dropped them out of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Now, the good news.

St. Peter’s is 7-1-1 against the spread after a loss.

The Peacocks, now a full game behind first-place Siena in the MAAC needs a win Saturday afternoon and last-place Canisius (10-18, 6-12) might be the perfect opponent.

The Golden Griffins own a 72-68 win over St. Peter’s in Jersey City, so this game has revenge written all over it. Canisius has also fallen on tough times since that win. The Griffs have lost five of their last six and eight of their last 10. They are two one-point wins over Marist and Manhattan from a 10-game losing streak.

St. Peter’s, with the exception of the loss at Niagara the other night, has been a good road team (10-4 ATS), while Canisius is far from special at home (4-7 ATS).

The Pick: Take the Peacocks and give the points in this one.

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