Niagara Purple Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls Odds
The Buffalo Bulls will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Niagara Purple Eagles at Alumni Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Bulls sit at 3-7 (3-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Purple Eagles are currently 3-5 (1-4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 3-2 OU, and Niagara is 0-3 OU.
Bettors looking to go with the Bulls in this one found them listed as 4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Purple Eagles was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 164 (Bulls) and the No. 233 (Purple Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-66 result in favor of the Bulls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 272-ranked offense, averaging 62.4 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense that ranks No. 339 at 79 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Niagara owns the country's No. 293-rated mark, allowing 78.4 points per game on the highway. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 335 in scoring at home.
Niagara was a 62-61 winner in its last match on the road against Loyola. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Niagara earned a 62-61 victory over Loyola on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Juan'ya Green at Reitz Arena.
Buffalo was a 72-52 winner in its last match on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Buffalo cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Wisc-Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 72-52 score at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Hartford are 1-1
After playing Loyola are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Purple Eagles at Bulls trends to consider:
Niagara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Niagara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Niagara is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Buffalo is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Niagara
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara
Buffalo is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
Buffalo is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Niagara home to Hartford, Wednesday, December 12
Buffalo at Washington State, Friday, December 21