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Niagara Purple EaglesCanisius Golden Griffins
Jan 19, 8:30 PM | Koessler Center

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Purple Eagles travelling to Canisius Thursday to take on the Golden Griffins on Thursday.

The Golden Griffins currently sports a 4-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-9 ATS. The Purple Eagles are 8-11 and 7-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Griffins produce a 8-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Purple Eagles have gone 6-8 against the number.

View Niagara vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Griffins are listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 316 (Golden Griffins) and the No. 288 (Purple Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-62 result in favor of the Purple Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Canisius's No. 243 nationally ranked offense (64.9 points per game) against a Purple Eagles defense that sits as the No. 315 at 75.2 PPG. The Golden Griffins have been averaging 40.7% from the field, less than the Purple Eagles have managed so far this season (41.1% on average).

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 253-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Canisius, meanwhile, comes in at No. 334 nationally in scoring at home.

Niagara won its last outing, an 86-67 result against Marist on January 15. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Niagara got 25 points from Antoine Mason en route to an 86-67 victory over Marist on Sunday at Gallagher Center.

Canisius lost its last outing, a 74-60 result against Saint Peter's on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Harold Washington scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Griffins to a win (they lost 74-60 to Saint Peter's at Koessler Center on Sunday).

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Manhattan are 4-6
After playing Marist are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Rider are 5-5
After playing Saint Peter's are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Purple Eagles at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Niagara is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Niagara is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Niagara is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Canisius is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Niagara
Canisius is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Canisius is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Niagara
Canisius is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Niagara at Manhattan, Sunday, January 22
Canisius at Rider, Sunday, January 22