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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Iona Gaels Over Niagara Purple Eagles

College basketball betting interest will be high on Sunday when the Gaels of Iona hit the hard court against the Purple Eagles of Niagara.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Niagara Purple Eagles betting line opened as 5.5-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 9-17 overall and 12-13 ATS, while the Iona Gaels are 16-9 and 11-11-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Niagara boasts a 14-11 on the OU, and Iona is 11-10-2.

This game puts the Niagara Purple Eagles, most recently No. 243 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Iona Gaels, who rate No. 27 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Iona Gaels rank No. 140 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.12 per game. That compares with Niagara’s No. 56 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Niagara is college basketball's No. 104-ranked team at 7.85 per game, while the Iona Gaels rate No. 16 with 9.8 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gaels got 21 points from Rickey McGill, but it was Siena that prevailed in a 81-79 final on Tuesday at Hynes Athletics Center.

The Purple Eagles got 18 points from Matt Scott as Niagara ran past Canisius 94-81 on Friday at Koessler Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Iona's last 12 games
  • Iona is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iona's last 6 games on the road
  • Niagara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Niagara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Iona
  • Niagara is 1-7 SU in its last 8 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, Tuesday, February 14th
Niagara at Monmouth, Thursday, February 16th