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NCAAB betting line favors Catamounts over Purple Eagles

Niagara Purple EaglesVermont Catamounts
Feb 18, 2:00 PM | Roy Patrick Gym

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Vermont Catamounts Odds

12-16TEAM RECORD18-10

Vermont will look to improve on its 18-10 record on Saturday when they host Niagara in NCAAB odds action at Roy Patrick Gym.

The Catamounts are 18-10 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Purple Eagles, meanwhile, are 12-16 and 11-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vermont go 0-0 and the Purple Eagles go 9-14 on the totals.

View Niagara vs Vermont Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Vermont in this one will find them as 8.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Catamounts, most recently No. 132 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Purple Eagles, who rate No. 280 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-65 victory for the Catamounts.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Purple Eagles is ranked No. 237 in NCAA hoops at 33.3 per game. Contrast that with Vermont’s No. 181 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Vermont is the No. 259-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Niagara rates No. 61 at 7.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Niagara owns the country's No. 238-rated mark, allowing 72.6 points per game on the highway. Vermont, on the other hand, rates No. 192 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Niagara, they were a 60-57 winner as they battled Canisius at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. Niagara earned a 60-57 victory over Canisius on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Antoine Mason at Gallagher Center.

Vermont won its last outing, a 50-47 result against Albany on February 15. The Catamounts grabbed a 50-47 win over the Great Danes on Wednesday, behind a 10-point effort from Brendan Bald at SEFCU Arena.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Peter's are 6-4
After playing Canisius are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Purple Eagles at Catamounts trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Niagara's last 7 games on the road
Niagara is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Next up:
Niagara at Saint Peter's, Friday, February 24
Vermont at Binghamton, Tuesday, February 21