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South Dakota CoyotesCanisius Golden Griffins
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | Koessler Center

South Dakota Coyotes vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds


South Dakota pays a visit to Canisius on Thursday, hoping to send the Golden Griffins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Koessler Center.

This season, the Golden Griffins are 1-5 overall and 2-3 ATS ATS, while the Coyotes are 2-5 and 1-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Canisius boasts a 3-2 on the OU, and South Dakota is 1-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 294-ranked Golden Griffins and the No. 159-rated Coyotes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-60 win for the Coyotes on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Coyotes rank No. 225 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.3 per game. That compares with Canisius’s No. 250 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Canisius is college basketball's No. 191-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Coyotes rate No. 252 with 5.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota owns the country's No. 294-rated mark, allowing 79 points per game on the highway. Canisius, on the other hand, rates No. 325 in scoring at home.

South Dakota was a 92-87 loser in its last match on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs. Trevor Gruis scored 29 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 92-87 against IUPU Fort Wayne in college basketball action at Memorial Coliseum.

In their last action, Canisius was a 68-59 loser at home against Fairfield. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as underdogs. The Golden Griffins endured a 68-59 loss at the hands of the Stags on Sunday, despite a 24-point effort from Harold Washington at Koessler Center.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 2-8
After playing Fairfield are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Coyotes at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 5 games at home
Canisius is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Canisius is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
South Dakota at Morehead State, Saturday, December 10
Canisius at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, December 10