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Canisius Golden Griffins host Iona Gaels in college basketball action

Iona GaelsCanisius Golden Griffins
14-8February 09, 2014, 02:00 | Koessler Center16-8



Koessler Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Canisius Golden Griffins and the visiting Iona Gaels in college hoops action on Sunday.

Canisius battles the Gaels, currently sitting with a 14-8 mark (10-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-6 for the Golden Griffins and 12-6 for the Gaels.

View Iona Gaels vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Griffins as -1-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game matches up the No. 38 (Golden Griffins) and the No. 35 (Gaels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Iona won its last outing, a 90-89 result against Niagara on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite. Iona got 28 points from David Laury en route to a 90-89 victory over Niagara on Friday at Gallagher Center.

Canisius lost its last outing, an 84-73 result against Manhattan on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Canisius suffered an 84-73 loss against Manhattan on Friday, getting 22 points from Billy Baron in a losing effort at Koessler Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Canisius's No. 43 nationally ranked offense (77.12 points per game) against a Gaels defense that sits as the No. 251 at 78.73 PPG. The Golden Griffins have been averaging 45.7% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (48.47% on average).

Next up:
Iona home to Saint Peter's, Wednesday, February 12th
Canisius at Niagara, Friday, February 14th

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