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Canisius Golden Griffins home to Retrievers in NCAAB betting action

UMBC RetrieversCanisius Golden Griffins
Feb 18, 2:00 PM | Koessler Center

UMBC Retrievers vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds


The Golden Griffins hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the UMBC Retrievers pay a visit to Koessler Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Golden Griffins bring a 4-22 record (9-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-22 Retrievers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Canisius go 12-12 so far and the Retrievers go 0-0.

View UMBC vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Retrievers are listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Griffins, most recently No. 311 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Retrievers, who rate No. 332 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 59-57 victory for the Golden Griffins.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Canisius has the nation's No. 255-rated offensive output, at 64.2 PPG. The visiting Retrievers defense ranks No. 337 allowing on average 77.4 PPG. The Golden Griffins FG% has averaged 39.7% so far, less than the Retrievers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UMBC owns the country's No. 324-rated mark, allowing 79.3 points per game on the highway. Canisius, on the other hand, rates No. 336 in scoring at home.

Last time out for UMBC, they were a 70-56 winner as they battled Binghamton on the road. The Retrievers grabbed a 70-56 win over the Bearcats on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Chase Plummer at BU Events Center.

Canisius was a 60-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Niagara. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Griffins endured a 60-57 loss at the hands of the Purple Eagles on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Alshwan Hymes at Gallagher Center.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Manhattan are 3-7
After playing Niagara are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Retrievers at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 6 games
Canisius is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Canisius is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
UMBC home to Boston University, Wednesday, February 22
Canisius at Manhattan, Friday, February 24