Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Rider Broncs: 3/8/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 8, 2021

A game after he put up 23 points in a 65-62 loss to Monmouth, Dwight Murray Jr. leads the Rider Broncs (5-16) on the road against the Canisius Golden Griffins (7-5) as 6.5-point underdogs. The matchup, which airs at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, March 8, 2021, airs on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under set at 146 points.

Betting Information

Canisius vs Rider Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Canisius -6.5 -110 -110 146 -113 -108 -295 230

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Computer picks for Canisius vs Rider
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rider (+6.5) Under (146) Canisius 73 Rider 68

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Total Facts

  • In six of 12 opportunities (50%) this year, the Golden Griffins and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 146 points.
  • In nine of 21 games (42.9%) this year, Rider and its opponents have combined to score more than 146 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 137.3 points per game, 8.7 less points than the over/under of 146 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 144.5 points per game, 1.5 fewer than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average point total in Golden Griffins games this year is 5.5 less points than the over/under of 146 in this matchup.
  • Broncs games this season have averaged an over/under of 141.2 points, 4.8 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 69.9 points per game the Golden Griffins score are just four fewer points than the Broncs give up (73.9).
  • Canisius has a 5-0 record overall and a 5-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 73.9 points.
  • Rider has a 4-10 record against the spread and a 1-13 record overall when allowing more than 69.9 points.
  • The Broncs’ 67.4 points per game are just 3.2 fewer points than the 70.6 the Golden Griffins allow to opponents.
  • Rider has gone 4-4 overall and 7-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 70.6 points.
  • Canisius has an ATS record of 4-3 and a 4-3 record overall when its opponents score more than 67.4 points.
  • The Golden Griffins have been out-scored by eight points this season (0.7 points per game on average), and opponents of the Broncs have out-scored them by 136 more points on the year (6.5 per game).

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Canisius Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Canisius has been strong this season, posting a 7-5 record.
  • Canisius and its foes have combined to reach or surpass the total in 6 of 12 games this season (50%).

Rider Betting Information

  • The Broncs have a 9-12 record against the spread, covering in only 42.9% of their games.
  • Rider has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 57.1% of matchups this season (12 out of 21 chances).

Head to Head

Canisius vs Rider (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/7/2020 Rider -7 149.5 -315 +250 Regular Season 61-60 RIDER
1/19/2020 Rider -2 146.5 -134 +111 Regular Season 95-86 CANS

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Canisius Leaders

  • The Golden Griffins leader in points and rebounds is Malek Green, who scores 13.3 points and grabs 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • Jacco Fritz is the Golden Griffins best passer, distributing 2.9 assists per game while scoring 8.4 PPG.
  • The Golden Griffins get the most three-point shooting production out of Majesty Brandon, who makes 1.5 threes per game.
  • Brandon and Fritz lead the Golden Griffins on the defensive end, with Brandon leading the team in steals averaging 1.3 per game and Fritz in blocks averaging 1.0 per contest.

Rider Leaders

  • Dwight Murray Jr. holds the top spot on the Broncs leaderboards for scoring (15.6 per game), rebounds (6.2 per game), and assists (4.0 per game).
  • Rodney Henderson Jr. leads the Broncs in three-point shooting with an average of 1.6 made threes per game.
  • Rider’s leader in steals is Murray (1.0 per game), and its leader in blocks is Tyrel Bladen (0.6 per game).
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