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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Fighting Irish over Golden Griffins

Canisius Golden GriffinsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
8-4December 29, 2013, 05:00 | Joyce Center8-4

Joyce Center will host Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Canisius Golden Griffins action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Fighting Irish sport a record of 8-4 and 4-5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Griffins have 8-4 and 5-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-4 for the Fighting Irish and 4-4 for the Golden Griffins.

View Canisius Golden Griffins vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Golden Griffins were listed as 12-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Fighting Irish - Golden Griffins odds would favor the Fighting Irish if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Notre Dame is rated No. 45 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Canisius is at No. 106.

Canisius was an 87-74 winner in its last match at home against Lamar. The Golden Griffins got 16 points from Billy Baron as Canisius ran past Lamar 87-74 on Saturday at Koessler Center.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 64-61 loser at home against Ohio State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Ohio State got 16 points from LaQuinton Ross en route to a 64-61 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 79.5 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense that ranks No. 186 at 72.58 PPG. The Fighting Irish field goal percentage has averaged 47.58% so far, more than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.38% per game.

A few Golden Griffins at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Canisius is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Notre Dame is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games
Notre Dame is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Canisius at Saint Peter's, Saturday, January 4th
Notre Dame at Duke, Saturday, January 4th