UNLV Rebels vs Canisius Golden Griffins Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Canisius Golden Griffins vs UNLV Rebels Odds
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.
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.
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
Canisius home to Alcorn State, Thursday, December 27
UNLV at North Carolina, Saturday, December 29