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Golden Griffins open as college hoops underdog vs Gaels

Canisius Golden GriffinsIona Gaels
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Iona Gaels Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Golden Griffins travelling to Iona Thursday to take on the Gaels on Thursday.

The Golden Griffins will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 6-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Gaels are 11-9 ATS. Canisius is 10-9 on the totals; Iona is 9-11.

View Canisius vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Gaels as 25-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels sit at No. 128 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Griffins sit at No. 320 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 84-62.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Griffins rank No. 186 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.4 per game. That compares with Iona’s No. 107 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iona is college basketball's No. 63-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Golden Griffins rate No. 189 with 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Canisius owns the country's No. 331-rated mark, allowing 80.9 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Canisius, they were a 70-52 loser as they battled Loyola at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. The Golden Griffins endured a 70-52 loss at the hands of the Greyhounds on Sunday, despite a 12-point effort from Alshwan Hymes at Koessler Center.

Iona won its last outing, a 64-40 result against Saint Peter's on January 29. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. The Gaels blew out Saint Peter's on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 64-40 win at Yanitelli Center.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Marist are 2-8
After playing Loyola are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Manhattan are 6-4
After playing Saint Peter's are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Golden Griffins at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Canisius's last 9 games on the road
Canisius is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Iona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 6 games when playing on the road against Iona
Canisius is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iona's last 5 games
Iona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Iona is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iona's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Canisius at Marist, Saturday, February 4
Iona at Manhattan, Saturday, February 4