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Canisius Golden Griffins vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds
The Niagara Purple Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Canisius Golden Griffins Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Purple Eagles currently sports a 14-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-10-1 ATS. The Golden Griffins are 15-9 and 10-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Purple Eagles produce a 9-7-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Griffins have gone 6-12 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Golden Griffins were listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Purple Eagles, most recently No. 205 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Griffins, who rate No. 136 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-74 victory for the Golden Griffins.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Niagara's No. 120-rated squad against Canisius's No. 160-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Niagara rates No. 83 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 nationally with 9.5 per match.
Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Canisius was a 67-54 loser on the road against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Alshwan Hymes scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Griffins to a win (they lost 67-54 to Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium on Thursday).
Niagara lost its last outing, a 72-69 result against Rider on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Ameen Tanksley went off for 29 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Rider handed Niagara a 72-69 defeat at Alumni Gymnasium.
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola are 4-6
After playing Manhattan are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Marist are 6-4
After playing Rider are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Golden Griffins at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Canisius's last 10 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Canisius is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Canisius is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Canisius is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Niagara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Canisius
Niagara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Canisius
Niagara is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Niagara's last 6 games at home
Canisius at Loyola, Thursday, February 14
Niagara at Marist, Friday, February 15