Rider Broncs vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds
Canisius looks to cover the Golden Griffins-Broncs pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 18-11 mark when they host Rider in college basketball wagering action.
The Golden Griffins bring a 18-11 record (13-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-13 Broncs, who are 17-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Canisius go 8-15 so far and the Broncs go 7-17.
Bettors looking to side with Canisius in this one found them as 6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Griffins, most recently No. 151 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncs, who rate No. 149 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-69 victory for the Golden Griffins.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Broncs is ranked No. 220 in NCAA hoops at 33.7 per game. Contrast that with Canisius’s No. 172 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Canisius is the No. 2-ranked team in the country at 9.2 per game, while Rider rates No. 146 at 6.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rider owns the country's No. 123-rated mark, allowing 67.2 points per game on the highway. Canisius, on the other hand, rates No. 93 in scoring at home.
Rider won its last outing, a 68-59 result against Niagara on February 28. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. Jonathon Thompson went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Rider over Niagara, 68-59, on Thursday at Gallagher Center.
Canisius won its last outing, a 77-65 result against Saint Peter's on February 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. Billy Baron scored 23 points leading the Golden Griffins to a 77-65 victory over Saint Peter's at Koessler Center on Thursday.
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Niagara are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing Saint Peter's are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Broncs at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rider's last 5 games on the road
Rider is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Rider is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 6 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Canisius is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Canisius's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Canisius's last 8 games at home
Canisius is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games