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Niagara Purple Eagles vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies College Basketball Betting Preview

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will hit the floor running against the away Niagara Purple Eagles Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, St. Bonaventure sat as -15-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Niagara Purple Eagles vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-3 and 3-3 ATS St. Bonaventure Bonnies will face the 3-9 Niagara Purple Eagles, who own a 5-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 2-4 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Niagara Purple Eagles are 4-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Bonaventure Bonnies rated this week at No. 94 and the Niagara Purple Eagles sitting at No. 281.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Bonaventure's No. 146-ranked offense, averaging 73.8 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense that ranks No. 151 at 70.75 PPG. The Bonnies field goal percentage has averaged 42.81% so far, more than the Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.92% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Eagles got 19 points from Dominic Robb, but it was Albany that prevailed in a 65-56 final on Wednesday at SEFCU Arena.

St. Bonaventure got 18 points from Jaylen Adams but lost anyway, 73-70, to Siena on Tuesday at Times Union Center.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Niagara is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Niagara is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing St. Bonaventure
  • Niagara is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing St. Bonaventure
  • St. Bonaventure is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. Bonaventure is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • St. Bonaventure is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Niagara
  • St. Bonaventure is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Niagara

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara at Siena, Saturday, January 2nd
St. Bonaventure at Davidson, Saturday, January 2nd

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