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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Niagara Purple Eagles in college hoops odds

Niagara Purple EaglesCentral Michigan Chippewas
Dec 2, 2:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Niagara when they take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

The Chippewas sport records of 3-3 and 2-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Purple Eagles have 2-4 and 0-3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Chippewas and 0-1 for the Purple Eagles.

View Niagara vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Chippewas installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Chippewas - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Chippewas if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Central Michigan is rated No. 170 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 231. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-67 win for the Chippewas.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Eagles rank No. 144 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Central Michigan’s No. 182 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Central Michigan is college basketball's No. 114-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Purple Eagles rate No. 12 with 9.2 per game.

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.3 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 270 nationally in scoring at home.

Niagara was an 83-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iona. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Purple Eagles got 24 points from Antoine Mason, but it was Iona that prevailed in an 83-72 final on Wednesday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Central Michigan was an 82-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Bradley. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan got 21 points from Kyle Randall but lost anyway, 82-65, to Bradley on Wednesday at McGuirk Arena.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Loyola are 5-5
After playing Iona are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 1-0
After playing Bradley are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Purple Eagles at Chippewas trends to consider:
Niagara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Michigan is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Niagara at Loyola, Wednesday, December 5
Central Michigan at Charlotte, Saturday, December 8