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Hartford Hawks face Niagara Purple Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Hartford HawksNiagara Purple Eagles
Dec 12, 7:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Hartford Hawks vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds

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The Niagara Purple Eagles hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Hartford Hawks pay a visit to Gallagher Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Purple Eagles sit at 3-6 (1-5-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hawks are currently 5-4 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Niagara is 0-3-1 OU, and Hartford is 0-0 OU.

View Hartford vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 266-rated Purple Eagles and the No. 217-ranked Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-64 result in favor of the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 334 in NCAA Division 1 with 28.7 per game. That compares with Niagara’s No. 151 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Niagara is college basketball's No. 57-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 65 with 7.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hartford owns the country's No. 57-rated mark, allowing 62.8 points per game on the highway. Niagara, on the other hand, rates No. 55 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Hartford was a 69-59 winner on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson. Yolonzo Moore II went off for 27 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Hartford over Fairleigh Dickinson, 69-59, on Sunday at Rothman Center.

Niagara was a 77-67 loser in its last match on the road against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Purple Eagles endured a 77-67 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Juan'ya Green at Alumni Arena.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Vermont are 1-0
After playing Buffalo are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hawks at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Niagara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Niagara is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Hartford at Rice, Saturday, December 15
Niagara home to Vermont, Sunday, December 16