Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Buffalo Bulls Betting Odds

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The Buffalo Bulls and Canisius Golden Griffins will battle at Alumni Arena to kick off the new season. Buffalo opened as an 8.5-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 156.5 points. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Buffalo Bulls Betting Preview

Last season, Buffalo was unable make the tournament following a 17-15 regular season campaign. Canisius also failed to reach the tournament following an 18-15 regular season. This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Buffalo. In the 2016-17 season, Buffalo ranked 275th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.0 percent), while the pesky defense of Canisius forced the 47th-most turnovers in the nation (21.0 percent). , The Golden Griffins had a respectable 18-15 straight up (SU) record last season, but were just 16-15 against the spread (ATS). Just over half of Canisius’ games finished over the O/U total. On the other side, the Bulls owned records of 17-15 SU and 16-11-1 ATS last season. A little over half of Buffalo’s games finished over the O/U total. The Golden Griffins won the sole game against the Bulls last season, 94-87. Canisius was lights out from beyond the arc (14-30; 46.7 percent). Buffalo, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.314 vs. 0.286).

Canisius Golden Griffins at Buffalo Bulls Betting Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Buffalo, ATS Winner – Canisius, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Golden Griffins rank 52nd in three pointers attempted per game (24.5) while the Bulls rank 154th in three pointers allowed per game (21.0).
  • Canisius averages 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 92nd in the NCAA. Buffalo ranks 164th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
  • Buffalo ranks seventh in rebounds per game (40.4) while Canisius ranks 274th (32.9).
  • The Bulls rank 84th in blocks per game (3.9) while the Golden Griffins rank 268th (1.9).
  • Canisius averages 17.7 assists per game, which ranks sixth in the nation. Buffalo ranks 113th in assists allowed per game (12.7).