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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Iona Gaels Over Canisius Golden Griffins

The Canisius Golden Griffins host Iona on Sunday, looking to build on their 7-7 mark against the 7-6 Gaels in college basketball betting action at Koessler Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Canisius Golden Griffins betting line as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Iona Gaels vs Canisius Golden Griffins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iona Gaels will look to cover the spread vs the Canisius Golden Griffins on Sunday, as the Gaels are 7-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Griffins are 7-4-1 ATS. Iona is 5-5 against the total, while Canisius is 3-9 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canisius Golden Griffins rated this week at No. 97 and the Iona Gaels sitting at No. 148.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Canisius's No. 206-ranked offense, averaging 71.29 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 221 at 76.62 PPG. The Golden Griffins field goal percentage has averaged 47.63% so far, more than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.54% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Niagara was victimized for 20 points and 11 rebounds by Roland Griffin as the Gaels bested the Purple Eagles 98-93 in college basketball action on Friday.

Jermaine Crumpton scored 20 points leading the Golden Griffins to a 77-76 victory over Rider at Koessler Center on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Iona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Iona is 7-17-1 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Canisius
  • Iona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Canisius
  • Canisius is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Canisius is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 5 games at home
  • Canisius is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Iona

Next Betting Matchups

Iona home to Saint Peter's, Friday, January 5th
Canisius at Quinnipiac, Friday, January 5th