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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls College Basketball Betting Preview

Niagara Purple Eagles

vs

Buffalo Bulls
Friday, December 19, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Alumni Arena

The Niagara Purple Eagles will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Bulls in Buffalo at Alumni Arena on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Niagara Purple Eagles opened as 15.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 6-2 and 4-2 ATS Buffalo Bulls will face the 1-6 Niagara Purple Eagles, who own a 2-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buffalo Bulls are 0-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Niagara Purple Eagles are 0-2.

This game puts the Buffalo Bulls, most recently No. 70 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Niagara Purple Eagles, who rate No. 322 in the latest survey.

How Niagara Purple Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Buffalo's No. 112-ranked scoring average of 70.5 PPG, against a Niagara Purple Eagles defense rated No. 226 and allowing 71.57 PPG. The Buffalo Bulls FG% has averaged 41.9% to date this season, more than the Niagara Purple Eagles shooters have managed so far (36.53% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Niagara was run off the court by the Wildcats on Saturday as Davidson routed them 78-58 at Belk Arena.

Buffalo got 16 points from Justin Moss en route to a 80-70 victory over Drexel on Tuesday at Alumni Arena.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls Betting Odds Trends

Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Niagara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Niagara is 3-21 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Niagara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Niagara

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara home to Arkansas State, Tuesday, December 23rd
Buffalo at Wisconsin, Sunday, December 28th

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