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Niagara Purple Eagles visit Manhattan Jaspers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Niagara Purple EaglesManhattan Jaspers
Feb 17, 2:00 PM | Draddy Gymnasium

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD10-15

The Manhattan Jaspers will hit the floor running against the visiting Niagara Purple Eagles Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Jaspers bring a 10-15 record (13-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-11 Purple Eagles, who are 9-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Manhattan go 7-12 so far and the Purple Eagles go 9-9-1.

View Niagara vs Manhattan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Manhattan Jaspers as 2-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaspers sit at No. 250 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Purple Eagles sit at No. 199 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Purple Eagles will win this game 68-64.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Purple Eagles is ranked No. 115 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Manhattan’s No. 256 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Manhattan is the No. 201-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Niagara rates No. 72 at 7.2 per game.

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 246-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Manhattan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 328 nationally in scoring at home.

Niagara won its last outing, a 57-54 result against Marist on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Niagara earned a 57-54 victory over Marist on Friday, getting 20 points from Juan'ya Green at McCann Field House.

Manhattan was a 74-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iona. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Rhamel Brown scored 21 points and helped out with 17 rebounds for Manhattan on Friday, leading the Jaspers to a 74-73 victory over Iona at Draddy Gymnasium.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing Marist are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 0-1
After playing Iona are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Purple Eagles at Jaspers trends to consider:
Niagara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games on the road
Niagara is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Manhattan
Niagara is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Manhattan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Manhattan's last 10 games
Manhattan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Manhattan's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Niagara home to Northwestern State, Saturday, February 23
Manhattan at Buffalo, Saturday, February 23