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5-3 December 11, 2013, 08:20 | First Niagara Center 4-2



The Buffalo Bulls will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Canisius Golden Griffins at First Niagara Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Bulls sport a record of 4-2 and 1-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Griffins have 5-3 and 4-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-0 for the Bulls and 4-3 for the Golden Griffins.

View Canisius Golden Griffins vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

The Golden Griffins were listed as 0-point at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Bulls sit at No. 182 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Griffins sit at No. 113 on the same chart.

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Canisius won its last outing, a 93-78 result against Siena on December 8. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Billy Baron scored 21 points and helped out with 13 assists for Canisius on Sunday, leading the Golden Griffins to a 93-78 victory over Siena at Koessler Center.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 78-73 winner at home against St. Bonaventure. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulls grabbed a 78-73 win over the Bonnies on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Jarryn Skeete at Alumni Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Buffalo has the nation's No. 146-rated offensive output, at 73.83 PPG. The visiting Golden Griffins defense ranks No. 204 allowing on average 75.25 PPG. The Bulls FG% has averaged 42.51% so far, less than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

A few Golden Griffins at Bulls trends to consider:
Canisius is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Canisius is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Canisius is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Canisius


Next up:
Canisius at St. Francis NY, Saturday, December 14th
Buffalo at Manhattan, Saturday, December 21st
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