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Canisius Golden GriffinsRider Broncs
March 5, 10:00 PM | Arena at Harbor Yards

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Rider Broncs Odds

15-14TEAM RECORD22-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Canisius when they take on the Broncs on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the MAAC Tournament. The game is being played at Arena at Harbor Yards, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Broncs bring a 22-9 record (14-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-14 Golden Griffins, who are 11-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rider go 13-10-1 so far and the Golden Griffins go 10-9-2.

View Canisius vs Rider Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Broncs installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Broncs, most recently No. 86 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Griffins, who rate No. 148 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-71 victory for the Broncs.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rider has the nation's No. 51-rated offensive output, at 74.1 PPG. The visiting Golden Griffins defense ranks No. 155 allowing on average 67.1 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Canisius owns the country's No. 167-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Rider, on the other hand, rates No. 143 in scoring at home.

Canisius was a 75-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. Canisius got 26 points from Greg Logins en route to a 75-58 victory over Loyola on Sunday at Koessler Center.

Rider won its last outing, a 75-72 result against Saint Peter's on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Broncs got a 24-point performance from Novar Gadson, who added 10 rebounds, as Rider ran past Saint Peter's 75-72 on Sunday at Alumni Gymnasium.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Loyola are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Saint Peter's are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Golden Griffins at Broncs trends to consider:
Rider is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Rider is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Canisius
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rider's last 11 games when playing Canisius

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