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Canisius Golden Griffins Face the Niagara Purple Eagles: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Niagara looks to cover the Purple Eagles-Golden Griffins pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 5-14 mark when they host Canisius in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Canisius Golden Griffins opened as -4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Niagara Purple Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Niagara Purple Eagles are 5-14 overall and 10-5-1 ATS, while the Canisius Golden Griffins are 9-10 and 7-8-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Niagara boasts a 7-9 on the OU, and Canisius is 9-7.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 239-rated Niagara Purple Eagles and the No. 179-ranked Canisius Golden Griffins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Niagara's No. 169-rated squad against Canisius's No. 198-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Niagara rates No. 230 in the country with 5.37 per game, while their foes tonight, the Canisius Golden Griffins rank No. 21 nationally with 9.26 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Griffins grabbed a 63-53 win over the Bobcats on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Jermaine Crumpton at TD Bank Sports Center.

Niagara got 21 points from Matt Scott but lost anyway, 69-64, to Manhattan on Sunday at Draddy Gymnasium.

Betting Trends
  • Canisius is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Canisius is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 6 games
  • Canisius is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Niagara is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 6 games
  • Niagara is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Canisius home to Siena, Sunday, January 24th
Niagara at Siena, Tuesday, January 26th