NCAA Basketball betting line favors Golden Griffins over Purple Eagles
Niagara Purple Eagles vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Niagara when they take on the Canisius Golden Griffins on Sunday in college hoops betting action.
The Purple Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 7-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Griffins are 8-7 ATS. Niagara is 7-5-1 on the totals; Canisius is 5-9.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Griffins installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 202 (Golden Griffins) and the No. 242 (Purple Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-74 result in favor of the Golden Griffins has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Canisius's No. 51-ranked scoring average of 73.2 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense rated No. 301 and allowing 72.2 PPG. The Golden Griffins FG% has averaged 44.4% to date this season, more than the Purple Eagles shooters have managed so far (43% per game).
Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 278-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. Canisius, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.
Niagara was a 78-69 winner in its last match on the road against Siena. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Purple Eagles got 19 points from Juan'ya Green as Niagara ran past Siena 78-69 on Friday at Times Union Center.
Canisius won its last outing, a 67-50 result against Rider on January 25. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Billy Baron scored 17 points leading the Golden Griffins to a 67-50 victory over Rider at Alumni Gymnasium on Friday.
Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Iona are 3-7
After playing Siena are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola are 5-5
After playing Rider are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Purple Eagles at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Niagara is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Niagara is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Canisius is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Canisius's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara
Canisius is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Niagara home to Iona, Thursday, January 31
Canisius home to Loyola, Thursday, January 31