Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Buffalo Bulls Betting Odds

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).