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Manhattan Jaspers vs Purple Eagles College Hoops Game Preview

Manhattan JaspersNiagara Purple Eagles
Jan 19, 3:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Manhattan Jaspers vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds


The visiting Manhattan Jaspers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Gallagher Center against the Niagara Purple Eagles.

Niagara battles the Jaspers, currently sitting with a 5-12 mark (8-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-4-1 for the Purple Eagles and 5-6 for the Jaspers.

View Manhattan vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 221 (Purple Eagles) and the No. 301 (Jaspers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-61 result in favor of the Purple Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaspers is ranked No. 290 in NCAA hoops at 32.1 per game. Contrast that with Niagara’s No. 166 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Niagara is the No. 64-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Manhattan rates No. 207 at 5.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Manhattan owns the country's No. 135-rated mark, allowing 68.2 points per game on the highway. Niagara, on the other hand, rates No. 39 in scoring at home.

Manhattan lost its last outing, a 64-60 result against Canisius on January 17. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Manhattan got 18 points from Shane Richards but lost anyway, 64-60, to Canisius on Thursday at Koessler Center.

Last time out for Niagara, they were an 87-64 winner as they battled Siena at home. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. The Purple Eagles blew out Siena on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-64 win at Gallagher Center.

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola are 4-6
After playing Canisius are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Siena are 5-5
After playing Siena are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Jaspers at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Manhattan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Manhattan is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Manhattan is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Niagara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Niagara's last 7 games
Niagara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Niagara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Manhattan

Next up:
Manhattan home to Loyola, Friday, January 25
Niagara at Siena, Friday, January 25