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Niagara Purple EaglesManhattan Jaspers
Jan 22, 4:00 PM | Draddy Gymnasium

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds

9-11TEAM RECORD13-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Niagara when they take on the Jaspers on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Purple Eagles have watched them go 9-11 and 8-6-1 ATS on the year, while the Jaspers are at 13-7 and 14-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Jaspers are 7-11, while the Purple Eagles have a 6-9 mark.

View Niagara vs Manhattan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Purple Eagles listed as 10-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 118-ranked Jaspers and the No. 288-rated Purple Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-67 win for the Jaspers on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Manhattan's No. 159 nationally ranked offense (68.9 points per game) against a Purple Eagles defense that sits as the No. 310 at 74.2 PPG. The Jaspers have been averaging 42.3% from the field, more than the Purple Eagles have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 206-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Manhattan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 310 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Niagara was a 75-56 winner on the road against Canisius. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Niagara earned a 75-56 victory over Canisius on Thursday, getting 22 points from Antoine Mason at Koessler Center.

Last time out for Manhattan, they were a 61-44 winner as they battled Marist on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. Michael Alvarado scored 12 points leading the Jaspers to a 61-44 victory over Marist at McCann Field House on Friday.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola are 5-5
After playing Canisius are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Canisius are 3-7
After playing Marist are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Purple Eagles at Jaspers trends to consider:
Niagara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Manhattan
Niagara is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Manhattan's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Manhattan's last 7 games at home
Manhattan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Manhattan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Niagara home to Loyola, Friday, January 27
Manhattan at Canisius, Friday, January 27

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