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Canisius Golden Griffins visit Monmouth Hawks in college basketball clash

Canisius Golden GriffinsMonmouth Hawks
12-6January 19, 2014, 02:00 | Multipurpose Activity Center8-10

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Monmouth vs Canisius battle Sunday at Multipurpose Activity Center as the Hawks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Hawks sit at 8-10 (8-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Griffins are currently 12-6 (9-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Monmouth is 6-7 OU, and Canisius is 8-6 OU.

View Canisius Golden Griffins vs Monmouth Hawks Odds and Stats.

Monmouth opened as 4-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 282-rated Hawks and the No. 29-ranked Golden Griffins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Canisius was an 85-83 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Iona. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Billy Baron scored 29 points for Canisius on Friday, leading the Golden Griffins to an 85-83 win over Iona at Hynes Athletics Center.

Monmouth lost its last outing, a 70-61 result against Quinnipiac on January 16. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Monmouth suffered a 70-61 loss against Quinnipiac on Thursday, getting 16 points from Deon Jones in a losing effort at TD Bank Sports Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Monmouth's No. 106-rated squad against Canisius's No. 224-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Monmouth rates No. 105 in the country with 6.44 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 nationally with 8.44 per match.

A few Golden Griffins at Hawks trends to consider:
Canisius is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Canisius is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Canisius's last 6 games
Monmouth is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Canisius home to Niagara, Wednesday, January 22nd
Monmouth at Fairfield, Thursday, January 23rd