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Niagara Purple EaglesFairfield Stags
Jan 13, 1:00 PM | Webster Bank Arena

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Fairfield Stags Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Fairfield vs Niagara battle Sunday at Webster Bank Arena as the Stags look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Purple Eagles have watched them go 8-8 and 4-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Stags are at 10-7 and 6-8-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Stags are 4-7, while the Purple Eagles have a 5-3-1 mark.

View Niagara vs Fairfield Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Purple Eagles were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Stags rated this week at No. 247 and the Purple Eagles sitting at No. 226. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 70-69 result in favor of the Stags.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Fairfield's No. 294-rated squad against Niagara's No. 145-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Fairfield rates No. 219 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 73 nationally with 7.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Niagara owns the country's No. 301-rated mark, allowing 76.8 points per game on the highway. Fairfield, on the other hand, rates No. 297 in scoring at home.

Niagara was a 77-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Peter's. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Purple Eagles got a terrific 26-point effort from Antoine Mason as Niagara defeated Saint Peter's 77-58 on Friday at Yanitelli Center.

Last time out for Fairfield, they were a 63-58 loser as they battled Loyola on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Fairfield suffered a 63-58 loss against Loyola on Friday, getting 16 points from Josip Mikulic in a losing effort at Reitz Arena.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Siena are 5-5
After playing Saint Peter's are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Iona are 8-2
After playing Loyola are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Purple Eagles at Stags trends to consider:
Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Niagara is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Niagara is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Fairfield is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Fairfield is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Niagara
Fairfield is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara
Fairfield is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Niagara home to Siena, Thursday, January 17
Fairfield at Iona, Friday, January 18

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