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Penn State Nittany Lions Host the Canisius Golden Griffins in NCAA College Basketball Action

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bryce Jordan Center Thursday as the Penn State Nittany Lions look to beat the odds vs the Canisius Golden Griffins in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Penn State Nittany Lions as -6.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Penn State Nittany Lions battles the Canisius Golden Griffins, currently sitting with a 3-4 mark (2-3-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-4 for the Penn State Nittany Lions and 4-2 for the Canisius Golden Griffins.

This game puts the Penn State Nittany Lions, most recently No. 93 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Canisius Golden Griffins, who rate No. 64 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Canisius Golden Griffins rank No. 78 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.57 per game. That compares with Penn State’s No. 156 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Penn State is college basketball's No. 117-ranked team at 7.12 per game, while the Canisius Golden Griffins rate No. 10 with 10.43 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Shep Garner scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Nittany Lions to a win (they lost 76-66 to George Washington at Charles E. Smith Center on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Canisius is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Canisius is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Canisius's last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Canisius at Kent State, Saturday, December 12th
Penn State at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, December 12th