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Feb 11, 2:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Rider Broncs vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds

11-15TEAM RECORD10-16

The Purple Eagles will try to cover the spread at Gallagher Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Rider Broncs in college basketball action.

The Purple Eagles are 10-16 so far on the season, and 11-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Broncs, meanwhile, are 11-15 and 10-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Niagara go 8-13 and the Broncs go 13-7-1 on the totals.

View Rider vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Broncs are listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Purple Eagles - Broncs odds would favor the Broncs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Niagara is rated No. 287 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rider is at No. 260. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-69 win for the Broncs.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncs rank No. 201 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Niagara’s No. 261 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Niagara is college basketball's No. 69-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Broncs rate No. 54 with 7.7 per game.

Defensively, Rider features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.1 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 132 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rider, they were a 71-66 winner as they battled Canisius on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Rider earned a 71-66 victory over Canisius on Thursday, getting 19 points from Novar Gadson at Koessler Center.

Last time out for Niagara, they were a 58-54 winner as they battled Siena at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Niagara got 24 points from Ameen Tanksley en route to a 58-54 victory over Siena on Thursday at Gallagher Center.

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Iona are 6-4
After playing Canisius are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Broncs at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rider's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 5 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Rider is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Rider is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Niagara is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Rider
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games when playing Rider
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games when playing at home against Rider
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Niagara's last 8 games

Next up:
Rider home to Iona, Wednesday, February 15
Niagara home to Canisius, Wednesday, February 15

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