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College Basketball Matchup - Canisius Golden Griffins Monmouth Hawks Odds Preview

Monmouth HawksCanisius Golden Griffins
8-8January 12, 2014, 02:00 | Koessler Center10-6

Koessler Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Canisius Golden Griffins and the visiting Monmouth Hawks in college hoops action on Sunday.

The Golden Griffins sit at 10-6 (7-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hawks are currently 8-8 (7-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Canisius is 6-6 OU, and Monmouth is 5-6 OU.

View Monmouth Hawks vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds and Stats.

Canisius opened as -10.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 239-rated Monmouth taking on the No. 88-rated Golden Griffins in this contest.

In their last action, Monmouth was an 85-74 winner on the road against Niagara. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Monmouth earned an 85-74 victory over Niagara on Friday, getting 14 points from Andrew Nicholas at Gallagher Center.

Last time out for Canisius, they were a 94-91 winner as they battled Rider at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Billy Baron went off for 38 points and added 7 rebounds for good measure, leading Canisius to a 94-91 win over Rider on Friday at Koessler Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Canisius's No. 229-rated squad against Monmouth's No. 111-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Canisius rates No. 33 in the country with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 93 nationally with 6.81 per match.

A few Hawks at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Monmouth is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Monmouth is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Canisius is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Canisius is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Monmouth at Quinnipiac, Thursday, January 16th
Canisius at Iona, Friday, January 17th