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Canisius Golden Griffins vs Marist Red Foxes Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Marist Red FoxesCanisius Golden Griffins
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | Koessler Center

Marist Red Foxes vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds

4-10TEAM RECORD9-5

Canisius will look to improve on its 9-5 record on Saturday when they host Marist in NCAA basketball odds action at Koessler Center.

This season, the Golden Griffins are 9-5 overall and 6-3 ATS ATS, while the Red Foxes are 4-10 and 3-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Canisius boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Marist is 3-4.

View Marist vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Griffins installed as 13.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Griffins rated this week at No. 195 and the Red Foxes sitting at No. 290. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-62 result in favor of the Golden Griffins.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Canisius has the nation's No. 60-rated offensive output, at 74.6 PPG. The visiting Red Foxes defense ranks No. 266 allowing on average 70.9 PPG. The Golden Griffins FG% has averaged 44% so far, more than the Red Foxes marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.8% per game.

Defensively, Marist features the nation's No. 123-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Canisius, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

Marist was a 94-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Niagara. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Red Foxes were hammered by Niagara on Thursday, losing by a 94-72 final at Gallagher Center in college basketball betting action.

Canisius was a 66-45 loser in their most recent outing at home against Fairfield. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Canisius was run off the court by the Stags on Thursday as Fairfield routed them 66-45 at Koessler Center.

Marist Red Foxes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Iona are 2-8
After playing Niagara are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Siena are 6-4
After playing Fairfield are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Red Foxes at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marist's last 6 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marist is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Canisius is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Marist
Canisius is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Canisius is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Marist
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 6 games when playing at home against Marist

Next up:
Marist home to Iona, Thursday, January 10
Canisius at Siena, Friday, January 11