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Quinnipiac Bobcats Favored by -3.5 Point Spread Against the Niagara Purple Eagles on Saturday

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Quinnipiac Bobcats try to run the Niagara Purple Eagles off the court at TD Bank Sports Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Quinnipiac Bobcats were listed as -3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Niagara Purple Eagles will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 11-7-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Quinnipiac Bobcats are 3-10 ATS. Niagara Purple Eagles are 8-11 on betting the total; Quinnipiac Bobcats are 4-9.

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. 219.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Quinnipiac has the nation's No. 242-rated offensive output, at 64.56 PPG. The visiting Niagara Purple Eagles defense ranks No. 131 allowing on average 70.23 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 35.19% so far, less than the Quinnipiac Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.83% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Eagles used a 32-point performance from Matt Scott to help Niagara smack Marist 69-66 on Thursday at McCann Field House.

The Bobcats got 11 points from Ayron Hutton, but it was Monmouth that prevailed in a 66-51 final on Thursday at TD Bank Sports Center.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 6 games
  • Niagara is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Quinnipiac is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Quinnipiac is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Quinnipiac's last 7 games
  • Quinnipiac is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara home to Rider, Friday, February 5th
Quinnipiac at Fairfield, Monday, February 1st