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Manhattan Jaspers vs Canisius Golden Griffins Preview

Canisius Golden GriffinsManhattan Jaspers
Feb 7, 7:00 PM | Draddy Gymnasium

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Manhattan and Canisius on Thursday, with the host Jaspers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Manhattan will face the 15-8 Golden Griffins, who own a 10-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaspers are 6-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Griffins are 6-11 favoring the OVER.

View Canisius vs Manhattan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Manhattan opened as 2-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaspers sit at No. 251 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Griffins sit at No. 136 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Griffins will win this game 70-61.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Griffins is ranked No. 137 in NCAA hoops at 35.8 per game. Contrast that with Manhattan’s No. 277 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Manhattan is the No. 203-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Canisius rates No. 2 at 9.6 per game.

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 254-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Manhattan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 337 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Canisius, they were a 77-74 winner as they battled Iona at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Canisius earned a 77-74 victory over Iona on Saturday, getting 23 points from Billy Baron at Koessler Center.

In their last action, Manhattan was a 57-49 winner at home against Saint Peter's. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Rhamel Brown scored 21 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Manhattan on Sunday, leading the Jaspers to a 57-49 victory over Saint Peter's at Draddy Gymnasium.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Niagara are 3-7
After playing Iona are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Fairfield are 4-6
After playing Saint Peter's are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Golden Griffins at Jaspers trends to consider:
Canisius is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Manhattan
Canisius is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Canisius is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Manhattan
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Manhattan's last 7 games
Manhattan is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Canisius
Manhattan is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Canisius
Manhattan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Canisius at Niagara, Sunday, February 10
Manhattan at Fairfield, Saturday, February 9