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Niagara Purple Eagles host UMBC Retrievers in college basketball action

UMBC RetrieversNiagara Purple Eagles
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | Gallagher Center

UMBC Retrievers vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Niagara Purple Eagles try to run the Retrievers off the court at Gallagher Center in college hoops action.

This season, the Purple Eagles are 4-8 overall and 2-5-1 ATS ATS, while the Retrievers are 1-10 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Niagara boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and UMBC is 0-0.

View UMBC vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Purple Eagles rated this week at No. 317 and the Retrievers sitting at No. 308. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 62-56 result in favor of the Purple Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Retrievers is ranked No. 39 in NCAA hoops at 39 per game. Contrast that with Niagara’s No. 257 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Niagara is the No. 174-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while UMBC rates No. 297 at 4.6 per game.

Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

UMBC was an 89-47 loser in its last match on the road against Indiana. The Retrievers were hammered by Indiana on Thursday, losing by an 89-47 final at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in college basketball betting action.

Niagara was an 85-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Quinnipiac. Niagara got 22 points from Antoine Mason but lost anyway, 85-81, to Quinnipiac on Thursday at TD Bank Sports Center.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After playing Quinnipiac are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Retrievers at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Niagara is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
UMBC at New Hampshire, Monday, January 2
Niagara home to St. Bonaventure, Friday, December 30