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

Iona Gaels


Niagara Purple Eagles
Friday, January 16, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Gallagher Center

Gallagher Center features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Niagara Purple Eagles and the visiting Iona Gaels in college hoops betting odds action on Friday.

Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Niagara sat as 10.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Niagara Purple Eagles currently sport a 3-12 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-10 ATS. The Iona Gaels are 12-5 and 6-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Niagara Purple Eagles produce a 2-4-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Iona Gaels have gone 6-4 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Niagara Purple Eagles rated this week at No. 289 and the Iona Gaels sitting at No. 60.

How Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Niagara's No. 233 nationally ranked offense (61.67 points per game) against a Iona Gaels defense that sits as the No. 253 at 75.82 PPG. The Niagara Purple Eagles have been averaging 38.93% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (48.68% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Fairfield was victimized for 24 points and 10 assists by A.J. English as the Gaels bested the Stags 74-58 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

The Purple Eagles got 14 points from Ramone Snowden, but it was Pennsylvania that prevailed in a 67-56 final on Tuesday at Gallagher Center.

Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Odds Trends

Iona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Iona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Iona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Iona is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Niagara
Niagara is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
Niagara is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home
Niagara is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Iona
Niagara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Iona

Next Betting Matchups

Iona at Canisius, Sunday, January 18th
Niagara at Siena, Sunday, January 18th