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Alcorn State Braves take on Golden Griffins in NCAA basketball test

Alcorn State BravesCanisius Golden Griffins
Dec 27, 7:00 PM | Koessler Center

Alcorn State Braves vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds


Alcorn State pays a visit to Canisius on Thursday, hoping to send the Golden Griffins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Koessler Center.

Canisius will face the 2-11 Braves, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Griffins are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Braves are 0-1 favoring the OVER.

View Alcorn State vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 149-ranked Golden Griffins and the No. 261-rated Braves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-58 win for the Golden Griffins on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Canisius's No. 56-ranked offense, averaging 75.8 PPG, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 222 at 68.4 PPG. The Golden Griffins field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.1% per game.

Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 190-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Canisius, meanwhile, comes in at No. 87 nationally in scoring at home.

Alcorn State lost its last outing, a 67-52 result against Southern Methodist on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. Alcorn State suffered a 67-52 loss against Southern Methodist on Saturday, getting 24 points from Marquiz Baker in a losing effort at Leavey Center.

In their last action, Canisius was an 89-74 loser on the road against UNLV. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Billy Baron chucked in a team-high 30 points for Canisius on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 89-74 at Thomas & Mack Center.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 1-2
After playing UNLV are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Braves at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Canisius is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Canisius is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Alcorn State at Syracuse, Saturday, December 29
Canisius at Detroit, Sunday, December 30