Loyola Greyhounds vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds
Koessler Center will host Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Loyola Greyhounds action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Supporters of the Greyhounds have watched them go 15-7 and 10-6 ATS on the year, while the Golden Griffins are at 13-8 and 8-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Griffins are 5-10, while the Greyhounds have a 6-4-1 mark.
The Golden Griffins were listed as 3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Griffins sit at No. 158 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Greyhounds sit at No. 116 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Griffins will win this game 73-71.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Canisius's No. 144-rated squad against Loyola's No. 130-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Canisius rates No. 6 in the country with 9.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 335 nationally with 3.9 per match.
Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 32-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. Canisius, meanwhile, comes in at No. 148 nationally in scoring at home.
Loyola was a 79-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Iona. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Dylon Cormier scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Greyhounds to a win (they lost 79-71 to Iona at Reitz Arena on Sunday).
Canisius was a 66-65 loser in its last match at home against Niagara. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Golden Griffins endured a 66-65 loss at the hands of the Purple Eagles on Sunday, despite a 17-point effort from Chris Manhertz at Koessler Center.
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-4
Before playing Niagara are 6-4
After playing Iona are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-3
Before playing Iona are 3-7
After playing Niagara are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Greyhounds at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Loyola is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Loyola is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Canisius
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Canisius's last 8 games
Canisius is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Canisius is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Loyola
Loyola at Niagara, Saturday, February 2
Canisius home to Iona, Saturday, February 2