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Canisius Golden Griffins vs Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Matchup Report

Niagara Purple EaglesCanisius Golden Griffins
5-14January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Koessler Center12-7

Koessler Center will host Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Niagara Purple Eagles action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Golden Griffins sport a record of 12-7 and 9-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Purple Eagles have 5-14 and 8-9-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-6 for the Golden Griffins and 9-8 for the Purple Eagles.

View Niagara Purple Eagles vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Griffins installed as -12.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 35-ranked Golden Griffins and the No. 234-rated Purple Eagles in this matchup.

In their last action, Niagara was an 85-71 loser on the road against Quinnipiac. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Antoine Mason went off for 28 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Quinnipiac handed Niagara an 85-71 defeat at TD Bank Sports Center.

Canisius lost its last outing, an 83-82 result against Monmouth on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Golden Griffins endured an 83-82 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Billy Baron at Multipurpose Activity Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Eagles rank No. 188 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.32 per game. That compares with Canisius’s No. 223 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Canisius is college basketball's No. 14-ranked team at 8.63 per game, while the Purple Eagles rate No. 215 with 4.95 per game.

A few Purple Eagles at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Niagara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Niagara is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 6 games
Niagara is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Canisius is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Canisius's last 5 games
Canisius is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Canisius is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Niagara

Next up:
Niagara home to Marist, Friday, January 24th
Canisius at Marist, Sunday, January 26th