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College Basketball Matchup - Syracuse Orange Canisius Golden Griffins Odds Preview

Canisius Golden GriffinsSyracuse Orange
Dec 15, 7:00 PM | Carrier Dome

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Syracuse Orange Odds

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The visiting Canisius Golden Griffins hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Carrier Dome against the Syracuse Orange.

The Orange sit at 8-0 (4-0-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Griffins are currently 6-1 (4-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Syracuse is 2-2 OU, and Canisius is 2-1 OU.

View Canisius vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Syracuse in this one found them as 21-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Orange and the No. 250-rated Golden Griffins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 101-80 win for the Orange on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Syracuse has the nation's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 84.6 PPG. The visiting Golden Griffins defense ranks No. 254 allowing on average 70.3 PPG. The Orange FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Canisius owns the country's No. 190-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Canisius was a 94-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Marist. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Red Foxes were burned for 25 points by Harold Washington on Sunday as the Golden Griffins put another game in the win column, 94-82, at McCann Field House.

Syracuse was a 108-56 winner in its last match at home against Monmouth. Syracuse cruised to victory on Saturday, running Monmouth out of the gym and running up a 108-56 score at Carrier Dome.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Longwood are 0-1
After playing Marist are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Golden Griffins at Orange trends to consider:
Canisius is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Canisius
Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Canisius

Next up:
Canisius home to Longwood, Monday, December 17
Syracuse home to Detroit, Monday, December 17