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Niagara Purple Eagles Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Quinnipiac Bobcats

Niagara takes to the basketball court against Quinnipiac on Saturday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at TD Bank Sports Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Quinnipiac Bobcats betting line as -4-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Quinnipiac Bobcats are 8-14 overall and 11-8 ATS, while the Niagara Purple Eagles are 8-16 and 11-12 ATS. As for the betting totals, Quinnipiac boasts a 12-7 on the OU, and Niagara is 12-11.

The Bobcats - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Purple Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Quinnipiac is rated No. 222 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 173.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Quinnipiac has the nation's No. 103-rated offensive output, at 76.27 PPG. The visiting Niagara Purple Eagles defense ranks No. 229 allowing on average 77.88 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 42.44% so far, more than the Quinnipiac Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Eagles were hammered by Fairfield on Thursday, losing by a 81-61 final at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in college basketball betting action.

Quinnipiac got 19 points from Mikey Dixon but lost anyway, 84-75, to Siena on Monday at TD Bank Sports Center.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games
  • Niagara is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Niagara's last 6 games on the road
  • Quinnipiac is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Quinnipiac is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Quinnipiac's last 6 games
  • Quinnipiac is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara at Canisius, Friday, February 10th
Quinnipiac at Fairfield, Monday, February 6th