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Niagara Purple Eagles Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Rider Broncs

Niagara Purple Eagles

vs

Rider Broncs
Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:00 PM ET
Alumni Gymnasium

The Rider Broncs will look to improve on a 19-9 record on Saturday when they host the Niagara Purple Eagles in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Alumni Gymnasium.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Rider Broncs were listed as -12-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rider Broncs bring a 19-9 record (15-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-21 Purple Eagles, who are 8-17 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Rider go 7-11 so far and the Niagara Purple Eagles go 6-11-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 217-rated Niagara Purple Eagles taking on the No. 118-rated Rider Broncs in this contest.

How Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Rider's No. 155 nationally ranked offense (66.14 points per game) against a Niagara Purple Eagles defense that sits as the No. 242 at 72.88 PPG. The Rider Broncs have been averaging 44.38% from the field, more than the Purple Eagles have managed so far this season (39.32% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Niagara earned a 55-53 victory over Fairfield on Thursday, getting 14 points from Dominique Reid at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.

Rider got 22 points from Jimmie Taylor en route to a 94-83 victory over Quinnipiac on Thursday at Alumni Gymnasium.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs Betting Odds Trends

Niagara is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Niagara is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Niagara's last 10 games
Niagara is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Rider is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Rider is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rider's last 9 games
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara at Canisius, Tuesday, February 24th
Rider at Monmouth, Thursday, February 26th

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