College Insider Tournament - Canisius Golden Griffins home to East Carolina Pirates in NCAA Basketball betting action
East Carolina Pirates vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds
The Canisius Golden Griffins will be trying to slam the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday when the teams tip off at Koessler Center in college betting action.
The Golden Griffins sit at 19-13 (14-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Pirates are currently 19-12 (12-10-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Canisius is 9-17 OU, and East Carolina is 16-4-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Griffins, most recently No. 166 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate No. 121 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-76 victory for the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Canisius has the nation's No. 51-rated offensive output, at 72.9 PPG. The visiting Pirates defense ranks No. 304 allowing on average 72.3 PPG. The Golden Griffins FG% has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.
Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 311-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.7 points per game. Canisius, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.
East Carolina won its last outing, a 66-65 result against Savannah State on March 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Pirates grabbed a 66-65 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Maurice Kemp at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Canisius was a 69-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Elon. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Canisius earned a 69-53 victory over Elon on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Harold Washington at Koessler Center.
A few Pirates at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina's last 7 games on the road
East Carolina is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Canisius is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Canisius's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Canisius's last 19 games
Canisius is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games