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College basketball point spread favors Golden Griffins in battle with Stags

Fairfield Stags Canisius Golden Griffins
6-22 February 22, 2014, 02:00 | Koessler Center 18-10



Fairfield travels to Canisius on Saturday, hoping to boost its 6-22 record with a victory over the Golden Griffins.

This season, the Golden Griffins are 18-10 overall and 15-10 ATS, while the Stags are 6-22 and 12-11 ATS. As for the totals, Canisius boasts a 17-7 on the OU, and Fairfield is 11-12.

View Fairfield Stags vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds and Stats.

The Stags were listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Griffins rated this week at No. 104 and the Stags sitting at No. 222.

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Fairfield won its last outing, a 72-66 result against Niagara on February 20. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Stags grabbed a 72-66 win over the Purple Eagles on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Maurice Barrow at Gallagher Center.

In their last action, Canisius was an 88-81 loser at home against Quinnipiac. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Billy Baron chucked in a team-high 31 points for Canisius on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 88-81 at Koessler Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Canisius's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 78.07 PPG, against a Stags defense that ranks No. 125 at 69.57 PPG. The Golden Griffins field goal percentage has averaged 45.52% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.44% per game.

A few Stags at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Fairfield is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Fairfield is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Fairfield's last 7 games
Fairfield is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Canisius is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Canisius is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Canisius's last 13 games
Canisius is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home


Next up:
Fairfield at Saint Peter's, Tuesday, February 25th
Canisius at Rider, Friday, February 28th