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Broncs open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Griffins

Canisius Golden GriffinsRider Broncs
19-10February 28, 2014, 09:00 | Alumni Gymnasium13-14

Rider looks to cover the Broncs-Golden Griffins pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 13-14 mark when they host Canisius in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Golden Griffins have watched them go 19-10 and 16-10 ATS on the year, while the Broncs are at 13-14 and 9-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncs are 14-9, while the Golden Griffins have a 18-7 mark.

View Canisius Golden Griffins vs Rider Broncs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Broncs in this one found them listed as 1-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Griffins was expected to move the line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 211-rated Broncs and the No. 114-ranked Golden Griffins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Canisius was a 90-78 winner in its last match at home against Fairfield. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The Golden Griffins grabbed a 90-78 win over the Stags on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Billy Baron at Koessler Center.

Last time out for Rider, they were a 69-60 loser as they battled Siena at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Rider got 15 points from Jimmie Taylor but lost anyway, 69-60, to Siena on Sunday at Alumni Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rider's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 74.19 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense that ranks No. 228 at 75.34 PPG. The Broncs field goal percentage has averaged 43.75% so far, less than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.71% per game.

A few Golden Griffins at Broncs trends to consider:
Canisius is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Canisius is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Canisius's last 14 games
Canisius is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rider is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rider is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rider's last 11 games
Rider is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Canisius at Manhattan, Sunday, March 2nd
Rider at Iona, Sunday, March 2nd