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Rider Broncs vs Golden Griffins College Hoops Game Preview

Rider Broncs Canisius Golden Griffins
7-6 January 10, 2014, 07:00 | Koessler Center 9-6



The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Canisius and Rider on Friday, with the host Golden Griffins trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Canisius will face the 7-6 Broncs, who own a 3-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Griffins are 5-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncs are 8-1 favoring the OVER.

View Rider Broncs vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds and Stats.

The Golden Griffins were listed as -6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Griffins at No. 88 and the Broncs at No. 222 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Rider, they were a 62-47 loser as they battled Siena on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Broncs endured a 62-47 loss at the hands of the Saints on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Anthony Myles at Times Union Center.

Canisius was a 65-62 loser in its last match on the road against Marist. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Billy Baron went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Marist handed Canisius a 65-62 defeat at McCann Field House.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncs rank No. 191 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.46 per game. That compares with Canisius’s No. 224 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Canisius is college basketball's No. 39-ranked team at 7.87 per game, while the Broncs rate No. 57 with 7.54 per game.

Next up:
Rider at Niagara, Sunday, January 12th
Canisius at Monmouth, Sunday, January 12th