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Niagara Purple Eagles take on Gaels in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Iona Gaels host Niagara on Monday, looking to build on their 6-6 mark against the 3-11 Purple Eagles in college basketball betting action at Hynes Athletics Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Iona Gaels as -17-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Iona Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Niagara Purple Eagles will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Monday; they are 5-5-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Iona Gaels are 5-6 ATS. Niagara Purple Eagles are 5-6 on betting the total; Iona Gaels are 6-4-1.

The Iona Gaels sit at No. 63 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Niagara Purple Eagles sit at No. 278 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Niagara Purple Eagles rank No. 198 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.57 per game. That compares with Iona’s No. 175 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iona is college basketball's No. 7-ranked team at 10.42 per game, while the Niagara Purple Eagles rate No. 217 with 5.5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Eagles endured a 75-63 loss at the hands of the Saints on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Emile Blackman at Times Union Center.

Iona got 19 points from Jordan Washington en route to a 78-66 victory over Quinnipiac on Saturday at TD Bank Sports Center.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iona
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 6 games when playing Iona
  • Iona is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Niagara
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iona's last 6 games when playing Niagara
  • Iona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara home to Saint Peter's, Thursday, January 7th
Iona at Rider, Thursday, January 7th

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