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NCAA hoops odds preview - Canisius vs. Niagara

Canisius Golden GriffinsNiagara Purple Eagles
Feb 15, 7:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds

4-21TEAM RECORD11-16

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Golden Griffins of Canisius hit the hard court against the Purple Eagles of Niagara.

The Golden Griffins will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 8-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Purple Eagles are 11-10-1 ATS. Canisius is 12-11 against the total, while Niagara is 9-13 versus the number.

View Canisius vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Purple Eagles in this one, they're listed as 11.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 280 (Purple Eagles) and the No. 311 (Golden Griffins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-60 result in favor of the Purple Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Griffins rank No. 185 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.3 per game. That compares with Niagara’s No. 250 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Niagara is college basketball's No. 64-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Golden Griffins rate No. 176 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.7 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Canisius was a 60-50 loser at home against Siena. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Griffins got 16 points from Harold Washington, but it was Siena that prevailed in a 60-50 final on Saturday at Koessler Center.

Last time out for Niagara, they were an 84-82 winner as they battled Rider at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Juan'ya Green scored 28 points for Niagara on Saturday, leading the Purple Eagles to an 84-82 win over Rider at Gallagher Center.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Siena are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-4
After playing Rider are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Golden Griffins at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Canisius's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Canisius's last 8 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Canisius is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Canisius is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Niagara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Canisius
Niagara is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Canisius
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Niagara's last 8 games when playing at home against Canisius
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Niagara's last 13 games

Next up:
Canisius home to UMBC, Saturday, February 18
Niagara at Vermont, Saturday, February 18