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College basketball point spread favors Bobcats in battle with Golden Griffins

Canisius Golden GriffinsQuinnipiac Bobcats
14-7January 30, 2014, 07:30 | TD Bank Sports Center12-7

Quinnipiac looks to cover the Bobcats-Golden Griffins pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 12-7 mark when they host Canisius in college basketball wagering action.

The Bobcats bring a 12-7 record (7-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-7 Golden Griffins, who are 11-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Quinnipiac go 7-5 so far and the Golden Griffins go 11-6.

View Canisius Golden Griffins vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bobcats installed as -3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 67 and the Golden Griffins at No. 49 heading into this contest.

Canisius won its last outing, a 78-65 result against Marist on January 26. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. Canisius got 38 points from Billy Baron en route to a 78-65 victory over Marist on Sunday at Koessler Center.

In their last action, Quinnipiac was a 90-86 winner on the road against Manhattan. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Umar Shannon went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Quinnipiac over Manhattan, 90-86, on Sunday at Draddy Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Quinnipiac's No. 1-rated squad against Canisius's No. 221-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Quinnipiac rates No. 215 in the country with 5.05 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 nationally with 8.33 per match.

A few Golden Griffins at Bobcats trends to consider:
Canisius is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Canisius is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Canisius's last 5 games
Quinnipiac is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Quinnipiac is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Quinnipiac's last 6 games
Quinnipiac is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Canisius at Fairfield, Saturday, February 1st
Quinnipiac at Siena, Saturday, February 1st