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Niagara Purple Eagles Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Old Dominion Monarchs

The Old Dominion Monarchs will try to cover the point spread at Ted Constant Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Niagara Purple Eagles in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Niagara Purple Eagles opened as 16.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Old Dominion Monarchs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Old Dominion Monarchs sit at 27-8 (18-15 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Niagara Purple Eagles are currently 8-22 (10-19 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Old Dominion is 8-19 OU, and Niagara is 7-14-1 OU.

The Monarchs - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Monarchs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Old Dominion is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 214.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Old Dominion's No. 176-ranked offense, averaging 64.94 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense that ranks No. 232 at 71.8 PPG. The Monarchs field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.93% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Eagles endured a 71-54 loss at the hands of the Saints on Thursday, despite a 24-point effort from Dominique Reid at Times Union Center.

Ambrose Mosley scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Monarchs to a win (they lost 67-60 to Stanford at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Niagara's last 6 games
  • Niagara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Old Dominion is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Old Dominion is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Old Dominion's last 7 games
  • Old Dominion is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara at Saint Joseph's, Sunday, November 15th
Old Dominion at Buffalo, Monday, November 16th