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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Manhattan Jaspers Betting Odds and Trends

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Manhattan Jaspers vs Niagara Purple Eagles battle Thursday at Gallagher Center as the Purple Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Niagara Purple Eagles were listed as -2-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Manhattan Jaspers vs Niagara Purple Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-14 and 10-10 ATS Niagara Purple Eagles will face the 7-14 Manhattan Jaspers, who own a 9-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Niagara Purple Eagles are 12-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Manhattan Jaspers are 10-9.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Niagara Purple Eagles rated this week at No. 272 and the Manhattan Jaspers sitting at No. 149.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Niagara's No. 120-ranked offense, averaging 75.43 PPG, against a Jaspers defense that ranks No. 240 at 79.05 PPG. The Purple Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 42.29% so far, more than the Jaspers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.12% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jaspers got 14 points from Zane Waterman, but it was Siena that prevailed in a 81-68 final on Sunday at Draddy Gymnasium.

The Purple Eagles got 19 points from Marvin Prochet as Niagara ran past Canisius 91-84 on Monday at Gallagher Center.

Betting Trends
  • Manhattan is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Manhattan's last 5 games
  • Manhattan is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Manhattan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Niagara
  • Niagara is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games at home
  • Niagara is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Manhattan

Next Betting Matchups

Manhattan at Canisius, Saturday, January 28th
Niagara at Rider, Saturday, January 28th