College baskeball point spread favors Stags in battle with Golden Griffins
Canisius Golden Griffins vs Fairfield Stags Odds
The Fairfield Stags host Canisius on Friday, looking to build on their 4-4 mark against the 4-1 Golden Griffins in college hoops action at Webster Bank Arena.
The Stags sit at 4-4 (1-4-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Griffins are currently 4-1 (2-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Fairfield is 1-1 OU, and Canisius is 1-0 OU.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Stags as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 281-ranked Stags and the No. 282-rated Golden Griffins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-67 win for the Golden Griffins on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Fairfield's No. 251 nationally ranked offense (63.9 points per game) against a Golden Griffins defense that sits as the No. 261 at 71 PPG. The Stags have been averaging 42.9% from the field, less than the Golden Griffins have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Canisius owns the country's No. 225-rated mark, allowing 73.5 points per game on the highway. Fairfield, on the other hand, rates No. 230 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Canisius, they were an 83-65 winner as they battled UMBC on the road. Canisius got 19 points from Billy Baron en route to an 83-65 victory over UMBC on Thursday at RAC Arena.
Fairfield was a 74-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Austin Peay. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Derek Needham scored 12 points leading the Stags to a 74-55 victory over Austin Peay at Winfield Dunn Center on Saturday.
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Marist are 2-8
After playing UMBC are 0-1
After a win are 3-7
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Rider are 4-6
After playing Austin Peay are 1-0
After a win are 3-7
A few Golden Griffins at Stags trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 6 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Canisius is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Canisius is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Canisius is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Fairfield is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Canisius
Fairfield is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Canisius
Fairfield is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Fairfield's last 6 games when playing at home against Canisius
Canisius at Marist, Sunday, December 9
Fairfield at Rider, Sunday, December 9