NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Golden Griffins underdogs vs Bonnies at Canisius
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds
Canisius looks to cover the Golden Griffins-Bonnies pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 1-0 mark when they host St. Bonaventure in college basketball wagering action.
The Golden Griffins sport records of 1-0 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bonnies have 2-0 and 0-0-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Golden Griffins and 1-0 for the Bonnies.
Bettors looking to side with Canisius in this one found them as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 310 (Golden Griffins) and the No. 62 (Bonnies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-79 result in favor of the Golden Griffins has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Canisius's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 83 PPG, against a Bonnies defense that ranks No. 121 at 61.5 PPG. The Golden Griffins field goal percentage has averaged 53.6% so far, more than the Bonnies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.
Defensively, St. Bonaventure features the nation's No. 189-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Canisius, meanwhile, comes in at No. 80 nationally in scoring at home.
St. Bonaventure won its last outing, a 72-68 result against Cornell on November 14. They earned a push in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Bonnies grabbed a 72-68 win over the Big Red on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Chris Johnson at Newman Arena.
Canisius was an 83-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Boston University. The Golden Griffins got 22 points from Harold Washington as Canisius ran past Boston University 83-75 on Monday at Koessler Center.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Niagara are 7-3
After playing Cornell are 1-2
After a win are 6-4
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Buffalo are 4-6
After playing Boston University are 2-2
After a win are 3-7
A few Bonnies at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Bonaventure's last 5 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Canisius is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Bonaventure
Canisius is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Canisius is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
St. Bonaventure at Niagara, Saturday, November 24
Canisius home to Buffalo, Tuesday, November 20