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Manhattan favored by -7.5 against Niagara on Sunday

Manhattan JaspersNiagara Purple Eagles
16-6February 09, 2014, 02:00 | Gallagher Center6-18

Niagara looks to cover the Purple Eagles-Jaspers pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 6-18 mark when they host Manhattan in college basketball wagering action.

The Purple Eagles sport a record of 6-18 and 11-11-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Jaspers have 16-6 and 10-10-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-10 for the Purple Eagles and 12-7 for the Jaspers.

View Manhattan Jaspers vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Niagara in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 249-ranked Purple Eagles and the No. 34-rated Jaspers in this matchup.

Manhattan was an 84-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Canisius. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Jaspers got a terrific 27-point effort from George Beamon as Manhattan defeated Canisius 84-73 on Friday at Koessler Center.

In their last action, Niagara was a 90-89 loser at home against Iona. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Niagara suffered a 90-89 loss against Iona on Friday, getting 18 points from Ramone Snowden in a losing effort at Gallagher Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Niagara's No. 46 nationally ranked offense (76.71 points per game) against a Jaspers defense that sits as the No. 161 at 70.91 PPG. The Purple Eagles have been averaging 42.68% from the field, less than the Jaspers have managed so far this season (43.32% on average).

Next up:
Manhattan at Rider, Thursday, February 13th
Niagara at Canisius, Friday, February 14th