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Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Odds and Trends

The Iona Gaels will try to cover the point spread at Hynes Athletics Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Niagara Purple Eagles in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Iona sat as -16-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Iona Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iona Gaels sit at 4-2 (4-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Niagara Purple Eagles are currently 1-6 (2-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Iona is 3-3 OU, and Niagara is 5-2 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 51-ranked Iona Gaels and the No. 247-rated Niagara Purple Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Niagara is ranked No. 189 in NCAA basketball at 35.33 per game. Contrast that with Iona's No. 237 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iona is the No. 14-ranked team in the country at 10.5 per game, while Niagara rates No. 148 at 7.14 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kahlil Dukes scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Eagles to a win (they lost 72-66 to Marist at McCann Field House on Friday).

Rickey McGill scored 19 points leading the Gaels to a 79-65 victory over Saint Peter's at Yanitelli Center on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Niagara is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Niagara's last 6 games
  • Niagara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Iona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara at Kent State, Wednesday, December 7th
Iona at Fairleigh Dickinson, Wednesday, December 7th