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Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles in college hoops odds

Niagara Purple EaglesIona Gaels
Jan 6, 9:00 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Iona Gaels Odds

6-9TEAM RECORD11-3

Niagara pays a visit to Iona on Friday, hoping to send the Gaels to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Hynes Athletics Center.

The Gaels sit at 11-3 (6-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Purple Eagles are currently 6-9 (4-5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Iona is 8-4 OU, and Niagara is 5-5 OU.

View Niagara vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Iona in this one will find them as 21-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iona is rated No. 172 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 313. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-72 win for the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iona's No. 4 nationally ranked offense (85.8 points per game) against a Purple Eagles defense that sits as the No. 324 at 76.2 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 50% from the field, more than the Purple Eagles have managed so far this season (41.1% on average).

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Iona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.

Niagara was a 66-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola. They covered the 12–point spread as underdogs. The Purple Eagles grabbed a 66-61 win over the Greyhounds on Monday, behind an 18 -point effort from Juan'ya Green at Reitz Arena.

In their last action, Iona was a 95-59 winner at home against Siena. They covered the 14.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Gaels and Saints didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Siena was handed a 95-59 defeat on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Siena are 7-3
After playing Loyola are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Marist are 3-7
After playing Siena are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Purple Eagles at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iona
Niagara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Iona
Niagara is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Iona
Niagara is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iona is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Niagara
Iona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iona's last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara

Next up:
Niagara at Siena, Sunday, January 8
Iona at Marist, Sunday, January 8

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