The upcoming matchup on Friday will see the Canisius Golden Griffins (6-18, 4-11 MAAC) aiming to secure a second win in a row as they take on the Rider Broncs (14-9, 11-3 MAAC). Canisius pulled off a remarkable 85-65 victory over Quinnipiac, defying the five-point spread in their last game, while Rider edged past Fairfield 58-57 as 4.5-point favorites. The Golden Griffins have lost six out of their previous ten games against the Broncs, but are hopeful that their recent win and the end of their four-game road losing streak will help them clinch a victory in this matchup.
Canisius scored an average of 68.7 points per game and had a strong offensive performance in their last game, scoring 85 points and making 51.6% of their field goal attempts and 52.9% of their three-pointers. Leading the team was TJ Gadsden, who scored 31 points and grabbed five rebounds. Jordan Henderson contributed 20 points, four rebounds, and three steals, while Jacco Fritz had 12 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. However, Canisius has struggled defensively, conceding an average of 75 points per game, and they will need to maintain their recent improvement to have a chance of winning against the Broncs.
George Maslennikov (Upper Body) is questionable for the game, adding some uncertainty to the Golden Griffins’ roster. The Broncs are on an impressive eight-game winning streak and will be eager to extend it by securing a ninth consecutive victory over Canisius. Rider scores an average of 68.7 points per game and made 47.2% of their field goal attempts and 25% of their three-pointers in their previous game, which they won 58-57. Allen Powell led the team with 18 points and two assists, while Dwight Murray Jr. contributed 11 points and three assists, and Mervin James had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Rider’s defense has been solid, allowing an average of 66.7 points per game, and they will need to maintain that level of play to come out on top in this game.
Canisius Golden Griffins vs Rider Broncs Game Information
- Date: 02/17/2023
- Time: 07:00 PM ET
- Location: Rider University Alumni Gym.
- How to Watch Canisius vs Rider: CBS Sports
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Canisius vs Rider Betting Lines
Rider is –285 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $35.09. On the other side, Canisius is +235 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $235.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Rider at a 74.03% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Canisius has 29.85% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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