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UNLV Rebels vs Canisius Golden Griffins Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Canisius Golden GriffinsUNLV Rebels
Dec 22, 10:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

Canisius Golden Griffins vs UNLV Rebels Odds

8-2TEAM RECORD10-1

The UNLV Rebels will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Canisius Golden Griffins at Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Rebels currently sports a 10-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5 ATS. The Golden Griffins are 8-2 and 5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rebels produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Griffins have gone 2-3 against the number.

View Canisius vs UNLV Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with UNLV in this one found them as 15-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rebels - Golden Griffins odds would favor the Rebels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNLV is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Canisius is at No. 230. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-78 win for the Rebels.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNLV's No. 28 nationally ranked offense (78.4 points per game) against a Golden Griffins defense that sits as the No. 240 at 69.3 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 44% from the field, less than the Golden Griffins have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 200-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.

Canisius was a 72-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Temple. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Griffins grabbed a 72-62 win over the Owls on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Billy Baron at Liacouras Center.

Last time out for UNLV, they were a 73-59 winner as they battled Northern Iowa at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Anthony Bennett scored 20 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading UNLV over Northern Iowa, 73-59, on Wednesday at Thomas & Mack Center.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing North Carolina are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Golden Griffins at Rebels trends to consider:
Canisius is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Canisius is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Canisius home to Alcorn State, Thursday, December 27
UNLV at North Carolina, Saturday, December 29