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NCAAB Game Preview - Golden Griffins underdogs vs Broncs at Rider

Canisius Golden GriffinsRider Broncs
Jan 22, 3:00 PM | Alumni Gymnasium

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Rider Broncs Odds

4-14TEAM RECORD6-14

Rider will look to improve on its 6-14 record on Sunday when they host Canisius in NCAAB odds action at Alumni Gymnasium.

This season, the Broncs are 6-14 overall and 7-7-1 ATS ATS, while the Golden Griffins are 4-14 and 6-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rider boasts a 10-4-1 on the OU, and Canisius is 8-8.

View Canisius vs Rider Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Griffins are listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 314-ranked Broncs and the No. 316-rated Golden Griffins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-62 win for the Broncs on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Rider's No. 118-ranked scoring average of 71.1 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense rated No. 311 and allowing 74.2 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 45.3% to date this season, more than the Golden Griffins shooters have managed so far (40.1% per game).

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.1 points per game. Rider, meanwhile, comes in at No. 169 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Canisius was a 75-56 loser at home against Niagara. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Canisius suffered a 75-56 loss against Niagara on Thursday, getting 20 points from Alshwan Hymes in a losing effort at Koessler Center.

Rider was a 91-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iona. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs. Rider was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Iona and falling by a 91-71 score at Hynes Athletics Center.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Manhattan are 4-6
After playing Niagara are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Peter's are 9-1
After playing Iona are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Golden Griffins at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Canisius's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Canisius's last 7 games when playing on the road against Rider
Canisius is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Rider
Canisius is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Rider is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Canisius
Rider is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Canisius
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Rider's last 12 games when playing Canisius
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rider's last 7 games when playing at home against Canisius

Next up:
Canisius home to Manhattan, Friday, January 27
Rider home to Saint Peter's, Thursday, January 26

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