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College Basketball Matchup - South Dakota Coyotes Canisius Golden Griffins Odds Preview

Canisius Golden GriffinsSouth Dakota Coyotes
Dec 18, 3:00 PM | DakotaDome

Canisius Golden Griffins vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds


DakotaDome features an NCAAB clash between the host South Dakota Coyotes and the visiting Canisius Golden Griffins in college hoops action on Sunday.

South Dakota battles the Golden Griffins, currently sitting with a 1-8 mark (3-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Coyotes and 5-3 for the Golden Griffins.

View Canisius vs South Dakota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Golden Griffins listed as 6.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Coyotes at No. 185 and the Golden Griffins at No. 328 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-58 result in favor of the Coyotes.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Dakota's No. 181-ranked scoring average of 67.9 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense rated No. 334 and allowing 79 PPG. The Coyotes FG% has averaged 44.4% to date this season, more than the Golden Griffins shooters have managed so far (41.5% per game).

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 332-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.5 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

Canisius was a 72-67 loser in its last match on the road against UMKC. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs. The Golden Griffins endured a 72-67 loss at the hands of the Kangaroos on Friday, despite a 14-point effort from Josiah Heath at Municipal Auditorium.

South Dakota was a 57-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Morehead State. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. The Coyotes grabbed a 57-56 win over the Eagles on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Louie Krogman at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 1-1
After a loss are 2-8

A few Golden Griffins at Coyotes trends to consider:
Canisius is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road

Next up:
Canisius home to Loyola of Chicago, Thursday, December 22
South Dakota home to Peru State, Wednesday, December 21