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College Basketball Matchup - Canisius Golden Griffins Fairfield Stags Odds Preview

Fairfield StagsCanisius Golden Griffins
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | Koessler Center

Fairfield Stags vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds

9-5TEAM RECORD9-4

Koessler Center will host Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Fairfield Stags action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Canisius will face the 9-5 Stags, who own a 5-6-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Griffins are 4-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Stags are 2-6 favoring the OVER.

View Fairfield vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Golden Griffins in this one found them listed as 4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Stags was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 195-rated Golden Griffins and the No. 269-ranked Stags, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-69 result in favor of the Golden Griffins.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Canisius's No. 46-ranked offense, averaging 76.8 PPG, against a Stags defense that ranks No. 85 at 61.6 PPG. The Golden Griffins field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fairfield owns the country's No. 44-rated mark, allowing 62 points per game on the highway. Canisius, on the other hand, rates No. 63 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Fairfield was a 55-54 winner on the road against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Fairfield earned a 55-54 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday, getting 10 points from Amadou Sidibe at Ted Constant Center.

In their last action, Canisius was an 83-78 loser on the road against Detroit. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Billy Baron scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Griffins to a win (they lost 83-78 to Detroit at Calihan Hall on Sunday).

Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Niagara are 7-3
After playing Old Dominion are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Marist are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 0-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Stags at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Fairfield is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Fairfield is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Fairfield is 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Canisius is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Canisius is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Canisius is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Fairfield
Canisius is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Fairfield

Next up:
Fairfield at Niagara, Saturday, January 5
Canisius home to Marist, Saturday, January 5