Niagara Purple Eagles vs Bonnies College Hoops Game Preview
Niagara Purple Eagles vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the St. Bonaventure Bonnies try to run the Niagara Purple Eagles off the court at Blue Cross Arena in college hoops action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Blue Cross Arena).
St. Bonaventure battles the Purple Eagles, currently sitting with a 2-2 mark (0-1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Bonnies and 0-0 for the Purple Eagles.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the St. Bonaventure Bonnies as 3.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bonnies - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Bonnies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Bonaventure is rated No. 62 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 270. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-71 win for the Bonnies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Bonaventure's No. 176-ranked offense, averaging 68.7 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense that ranks No. 341 at 85.5 PPG. The Bonnies field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.
Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 349-rated defense on the road, allowing 102 points per game. St. Bonaventure, meanwhile, comes in at No. 265 nationally in scoring at home.
Niagara was an 86-83 winner in its last match at home against New Mexico State. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites. The Purple Eagles got a terrific 28-point effort from Juan'ya Green as Niagara defeated New Mexico State 86-83 on Sunday at Gallagher Center.
Last time out for St. Bonaventure, they were a 72-69 loser as they battled Canisius on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. St. Bonaventure got 19 points from Chris Johnson but lost anyway, 72-69, to Canisius on Saturday at Koessler Center.
Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Iona are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ohio are 4-2
After playing Canisius are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Purple Eagles at Bonnies trends to consider:
St. Bonaventure is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
St. Bonaventure is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Niagara
St. Bonaventure is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Niagara
Niagara at Iona, Wednesday, November 28
St. Bonaventure at Ohio, Wednesday, November 28