College Insider Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Canisius vs. Youngstown State
Canisius Golden Griffins vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds
The Youngstown State Penguins will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Canisius Golden Griffins at Beeghly Center in NCAA basketball action.
Youngstown State battles the Golden Griffins, currently sitting with a 19-13 mark (14-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-11-1 for the Penguins and 9-17 for the Golden Griffins.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 174-rated Penguins and the No. 166-ranked Golden Griffins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-73 result in favor of the Golden Griffins.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Griffins is ranked No. 185 in NCAA hoops at 34.3 per game. Contrast that with Youngstown State’s No. 156 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Youngstown State is the No. 93-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Canisius rates No. 3 at 9.2 per game.
Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 270-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 58 nationally in scoring at home.
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.
In their last action, Youngstown State was a 99-87 winner at home against Oakland. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Kendrick Perry went off for 31 points and added 8 rebounds for good measure, leading Youngstown State to a 99-87 win over Oakland on Tuesday at Beeghly Center.
Canisius home to East Carolina, Sunday, March 24
Youngstown State at Tulane, Sunday, March 24