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Niagara Purple Eagles take on Broncs in college basketball test

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Feb 5, 1:00 PM | Alumni Gymnasium

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs Odds


Niagara travels to Rider on Sunday, hoping to boost its 9-15 record with a victory over the Broncs.

Supporters of the Purple Eagles have watched them go 9-15 and 10-8-1 ATS on the year, while the Broncs are at 9-15 and 10-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncs are 13-5-1, while the Purple Eagles have a 8-11 mark.

View Niagara vs Rider Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Broncs installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 265-rated Broncs and the No. 279-ranked Purple Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-69 result in favor of the Broncs.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rider has the nation's No. 87-rated offensive output, at 72.1 PPG. The visiting Purple Eagles defense ranks No. 314 allowing on average 74.5 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Niagara owns the country's No. 236-rated mark, allowing 72.5 points per game on the highway. Rider, on the other hand, rates No. 78 in scoring at home.

Niagara was a 77-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Fairfield. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Antoine Mason scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Eagles to a win (they lost 77-69 to Fairfield at Webster Bank Arena on Friday).

Rider lost its last outing, a 63-46 result against Loyola on February 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Broncs got 13 points from Daniel Stewart, but it was Loyola that prevailed in a 63-46 final on Friday at Reitz Arena.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Siena are 6-4
After playing Fairfield are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Canisius are 5-5
After playing Loyola are 9-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Purple Eagles at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Niagara's last 6 games on the road
Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Niagara is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Rider
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rider's last 5 games at home
Rider is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Niagara
Rider is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Niagara
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Niagara home to Siena, Thursday, February 9
Rider at Canisius, Thursday, February 9