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Niagara Purple EaglesManhattan Jaspers
6-20February 16, 2014, 02:00 | Draddy Gymnasium18-6



College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Purple Eagles of Niagara hit the hard court against the Jaspers of Manhattan.

The Jaspers bring a 18-6 record (11-11-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-20 Purple Eagles, who are 12-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Manhattan go 13-8 so far and the Purple Eagles go 12-12.

View Niagara Purple Eagles vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Jaspers sit at No. 54 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Purple Eagles sit at No. 222 on the same chart.

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Niagara was a 71-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Canisius. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Niagara got 17 points from Antoine Mason but lost anyway, 71-65, to Canisius on Friday at Gallagher Center.

In their last action, Manhattan was an 86-69 winner on the road against Rider. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Manhattan got 22 points from George Beamon en route to an 86-69 victory over Rider on Thursday at Alumni Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Eagles rank No. 142 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.08 per game. That compares with Manhattan’s No. 47 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Manhattan is college basketball's No. 107-ranked team at 6.46 per game, while the Purple Eagles rate No. 211 with 5.08 per game.

A few Purple Eagles at Jaspers trends to consider:
Niagara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games
Niagara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Manhattan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Manhattan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Manhattan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Manhattan's last 6 games at home


Next up:
Niagara home to Fairfield, Thursday, February 20th
Manhattan at Monmouth, Wednesday, February 19th

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