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College baskeball point spread favors Golden Griffins in battle with Jaspers

Manhattan JaspersCanisius Golden Griffins
Jan 17, 7:00 PM | Koessler Center

Manhattan Jaspers vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds


Manhattan 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.

The Golden Griffins bring a 10-7 record (6-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-11 Jaspers, who are 7-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Canisius go 5-6 so far and the Jaspers go 5-5.

View Manhattan vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Jaspers were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 217-rated Golden Griffins and the No. 301-ranked Jaspers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-61 result in favor of the Golden Griffins.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaspers is ranked No. 285 in NCAA hoops at 32.2 per game. Contrast that with Canisius’s No. 166 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Canisius is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 9.4 per game, while Manhattan rates No. 209 at 5.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Manhattan owns the country's No. 141-rated mark, allowing 68.6 points per game on the highway. Canisius, on the other hand, rates No. 138 in scoring at home.

Manhattan was a 65-53 winner in its last match at home against Marist. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Manhattan got 18 points from Rhamel Brown en route to a 65-53 victory over Marist on Sunday at Draddy Gymnasium.

In their last action, Canisius was a 97-87 loser on the road against Iona. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Harold Washington went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Iona handed Canisius a 97-87 defeat at Hynes Athletics Center.

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Niagara are 6-4
After playing Marist are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Siena are 6-4
After playing Iona are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Jaspers at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Manhattan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Canisius
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Manhattan's last 6 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Manhattan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Canisius is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 6 games when playing at home against Manhattan
Canisius is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Manhattan
Canisius is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing Manhattan

Next up:
Manhattan at Niagara, Saturday, January 19
Canisius home to Siena, Saturday, January 19