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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Niagara Purple Eagles Underdogs vs Canisius Golden Griffins

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Niagara Purple Eagles vs Canisius Golden Griffins battle Thursday at Koessler Center as the Golden Griffins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Canisius Golden Griffins as -10.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Canisius Golden Griffins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Canisius Golden Griffins sport a record of 12-17 and 10-15-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Niagara Purple Eagles have 7-21 and 11-13-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-14 for the Canisius Golden Griffins and 12-13 for the Niagara Purple Eagles.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 243-ranked Canisius Golden Griffins and the No. 266-rated Niagara Purple Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Niagara Purple Eagles rank No. 146 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.14 per game. That compares with Canisius’s No. 227 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Canisius is college basketball's No. 35-ranked team at 8.66 per game, while the Niagara Purple Eagles rate No. 253 with 4.97 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Eagles endured a 71-59 loss at the hands of the Stags on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Matt Scott at Gallagher Center.

Phil Valenti scored 20 points leading the Golden Griffins to a 81-66 victory over Marist at Koessler Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Niagara is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games on the road
  • Canisius is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Canisius is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 6 games
  • Canisius is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara at Monmouth, Sunday, February 28th
Canisius at Iona, Sunday, February 28th