Canisius Golden Griffins (5-18) vs. Rider Broncs (14-9)
February 17, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rider Broncs -7.5 / Canisius Golden Griffins +7.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Canisius Golden Griffins and Rider Broncs meet in college basketball action from the Alumni Gymnasium on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Rider is listed as a 7.5-point favorite with a ML price of -333. The total for this game is set at 140.5 points.
For Canisius, George Maslennikov is questionable for this game with an upper body injury while Rider doesn’t have any new names announced on the injury report for this game.
Rider’s 66-64 win back on December 31st, 2022, made it back-to-back wins and wins in 4 of the last 5 meetings for the Broncs.
Canisius is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Rider is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
I’m leaning towards Canisius here. I think that Rider is the far better team here, but I wonder if Rider’s used to being this high up in the standings and if they’re able to handle it. Even if they can, it doesn’t negate the fact that Rider has played in their share of close games this season including the first time these two met back on New Year’s Eve. I don’t always go looking to back Canisius, but I will here. Give me the Golden Griffins and the points.