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College Basketball Matchup - UMBC Retrievers Canisius Golden Griffins Odds Preview

Canisius Golden GriffinsUMBC Retrievers
Nov 29, 7:00 PM | RAC Arena

Canisius Golden Griffins vs UMBC Retrievers Odds


The UMBC Retrievers host Canisius on Thursday, looking to build on their 1-4 mark against the 3-1 Golden Griffins in college hoops action at RAC Arena.

The Golden Griffins will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Retrievers are 0-0 ATS. Canisius is 1-0 on the totals; UMBC is 0-0.

View Canisius vs UMBC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Retrievers sit at No. 209 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Griffins sit at No. 332 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Griffins will win this game 76-66.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UMBC's No. 177-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense that ranks No. 282 at 72.5 PPG. The Retrievers field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 315-rated defense on the road, allowing 82 points per game. UMBC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 130 nationally in scoring at home.

Canisius was an 82-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Stony Brook. Canisius suffered an 82-75 loss against Stony Brook on Saturday, getting 22 points from Billy Baron in a losing effort at Stony Brook Sports Complex.

UMBC was a 79-46 loser in its last match on the road against Marquette. UMBC was run off the court by the Golden Eagles on Monday as Marquette routed them 79-46 at Bradley Center.

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

A few Golden Griffins at Retrievers trends to consider:
Canisius is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next up:
Canisius at Fairfield, Friday, December 7
UMBC home to Towson, Saturday, December 1