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Iona Gaels Visit Niagara Purple Eagles in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Niagara Purple Eagles host Iona on Sunday, looking to build on their 6-18 mark against the 13-9 Gaels in college basketball betting action at Gallagher Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Niagara Purple Eagles in this one found them listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Gaels was expected to move the line.

Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Niagara Purple Eagles bring a 6-18 record (11-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-9 Gaels, who are 8-13 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Niagara go 9-12 so far and the Iona Gaels go 11-9-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Niagara Purple Eagles at No. 233 and the Iona Gaels at No. 56 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Iona Gaels rank No. 115 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.09 per game. That compares with Niagara’s No. 157 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Niagara is college basketball's No. 246-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Iona Gaels rate No. 12 with 9.86 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Iona got 30 points from Deyshonee Much en route to a 84-66 victory over Canisius on Friday at Koessler Center.

The Purple Eagles got 17 points from Emile Blackman, but it was Rider that prevailed in a 66-60 final on Friday at Gallagher Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Iona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iona is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Niagara
  • Niagara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Niagara is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iona

Next Betting Matchups

Iona home to Siena, Saturday, February 13th
Niagara at Saint Peter's, Friday, February 12th