Canisius Golden Griffins vs Rider Broncs Odds
Rider looks to cover the Broncs-Golden Griffins pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 11-9 mark when they host Canisius in college basketball wagering action.
Supporters of the Golden Griffins have watched them go 12-7 and 7-7 ATS on the year, while the Broncs are at 11-9 and 11-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncs are 5-9, while the Golden Griffins have a 5-8 mark.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Broncs installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 129-ranked Broncs and the No. 202-rated Golden Griffins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-69 win for the Golden Griffins on Friday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rider's No. 204-rated squad against Canisius's No. 177-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rider rates No. 181 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 nationally with 9.2 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Canisius owns the country's No. 291-rated mark, allowing 75.7 points per game on the highway. Rider, on the other hand, rates No. 321 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Canisius, they were a 76-44 winner as they battled Siena at home. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. The Golden Griffins blew out Siena on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 76-44 win at Koessler Center.
Rider was a 67-62 winner in its last match at home against Iona. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Broncs got 14 points from Tommy Pereira as Rider ran past Iona 67-62 on Sunday at Alumni Gymnasium.
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Niagara are 2-8
After playing Siena are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Manhattan are 4-6
After playing Iona are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Golden Griffins at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Canisius's last 8 games when playing on the road against Rider
Canisius is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Canisius is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rider
Canisius is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Rider is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Rider is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Canisius
Rider is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing Canisius
Rider is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Canisius home to Niagara, Sunday, January 27
Rider home to Manhattan, Sunday, January 27