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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Niagara Purple Eagles Underdogs vs Cornell Big Red

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Niagara when they take on the Cornell Big Red on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Niagara Purple Eagles before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Cornell Big Red Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Niagara Purple Eagles will look to cover the spread vs the Cornell Big Red on Saturday, as the Purple Eagles are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Big Red are 3-2 ATS. Niagara is 8-1 against the total, while Cornell is 3-2 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Cornell Big Red, most recently No. 324 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Niagara Purple Eagles, who rate No. 174 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cornell's No. 191 nationally ranked offense (72.33 points per game) against a Niagara Purple Eagles defense that sits as the No. 259 at 87.17 PPG. The Cornell Big Red have been averaging 45.51% from the field, more than the Purple Eagles have managed so far this season (44.06% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Eagles grabbed a 79-77 win over the Vikings on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Kahlil Dukes at Gallagher Center-NY.

Cornell earned a 80-71 victory over Lafayette on Wednesday, getting 26 points from Matt Morgan at Newman Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Niagara is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Cornell is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cornell is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara home to Iona, Friday, December 29th
Cornell at Delaware, Thursday, December 28th