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Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Line and Trends Report

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Gallagher Center-NY Friday as the Niagara Purple Eagles look to beat the odds vs the Iona Gaels in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Niagara Purple Eagles betting line opened as 2-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Niagara Purple Eagles are 7-6 overall and 6-4 ATS, while the Iona Gaels are 6-6 and 6-3 ATS. As for the betting totals, Niagara boasts a 9-1 on the OU, and Iona is 4-5.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 148-rated Iona Gaels taking on the No. 186-rated Niagara Purple Eagles in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Iona Gaels rank No. 225 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 33.5 per game. That compares with Niagara’s No. 146 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Niagara is college basketball's No. 42-ranked team at 9.46 per game, while the Iona Gaels rate No. 17 with 10.67 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gaels endured a 80-74 loss at the hands of the Rams on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Rickey McGill at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Cornell was victimized for 23 points and 11 rebounds by Matt Scott as the Purple Eagles bested the Big Red 89-86 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Iona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Iona is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Niagara
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iona's last 5 games when playing Niagara
  • Niagara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Niagara is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Iona
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games when playing Iona

Next Betting Matchups

Iona at Canisius, Sunday, December 31st
Niagara at Rider, Sunday, December 31st