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Canisius Golden Griffins vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Betting Preview

Loyola of Chicago RamblersCanisius Golden Griffins
Dec 22, 7:30 PM | Koessler Center

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds


The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Griffins in Canisius at Koessler Center on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Golden Griffins sit at 2-8 (4-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Ramblers are currently 4-7 (3-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Canisius is 6-3 OU, and Loyola of Chicago is 1-8 OU.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Griffins sit at No. 279 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ramblers sit at No. 166 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Ramblers will win this game 63-55.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Canisius has the nation's No. 186-rated offensive output, at 67.9 PPG. The visiting Ramblers defense ranks No. 42 allowing on average 59.5 PPG. The Golden Griffins FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, more than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola of Chicago owns the country's No. 58-rated mark, allowing 62.9 points per game on the highway. Canisius, on the other hand, rates No. 337 in scoring at home.

Loyola of Chicago was a 69-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rockhurst. The battle between the Ramblers and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rockhurst was handed a 69-46 defeat on Monday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Last time out for Canisius, they were a 90-80 winner as they battled South Dakota on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Golden Griffins got a terrific 26-point effort from Alshwan Hymes as Canisius defeated South Dakota 90-80 on Sunday at DakotaDome.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Wright State are 4-6
After playing Rockhurst are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Binghamton are 0-1
After playing South Dakota are 0-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Ramblers at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 6 games at home
Canisius is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Canisius is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Wright State, Thursday, December 29
Canisius home to Binghamton, Wednesday, December 28