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Greyhounds face Canisius Golden Griffins: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Loyola GreyhoundsCanisius Golden Griffins
Feb 27, 2:00 PM | Koessler Center

Loyola Greyhounds vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds

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Loyola pays a visit to Canisius on Sunday, hoping to send the Golden Griffins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Koessler Center.

The Golden Griffins currently sports a 14-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-10 ATS. The Greyhounds are 15-13 and 11-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Griffins produce a 10-8-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Greyhounds have gone 11-7 against the number.

View Loyola vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Golden Griffins as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 163-ranked Golden Griffins and the No. 200-rated Greyhounds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-68 win for the Greyhounds on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Canisius's No. 202 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Greyhounds defense that sits as the No. 140 at 66.6 PPG. The Golden Griffins have been averaging 42.3% from the field, more than the Greyhounds have managed so far this season (42% on average).

Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 98-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Canisius, meanwhile, comes in at No. 224 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Loyola, they were a 75-63 winner as they battled Niagara on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Erik Etherly scored 19 points leading the Greyhounds to a 75-63 victory over Niagara at Gallagher Center on Friday.

Canisius won its last outing, a 72-63 result against Manhattan on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. The Golden Griffins grabbed a 72-63 win over the Jaspers on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Greg Logins at Koessler Center.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing Niagara are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Manhattan are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

A few Greyhounds at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
Loyola is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Loyola is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Canisius is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Canisius is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola
Canisius is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Loyola
Canisius is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games