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Rider Broncs vs Niagara Purple Eagles Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

College basketball betting interest will be high on Sunday when the Purple Eagles of Niagara hit the hard court against the Broncs of Rider.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Niagara Purple Eagles were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Niagara Purple Eagles will look to cover the spread vs the Rider Broncs on Sunday, as the Purple Eagles are 11-11-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Broncs are 9-13 ATS. Niagara is 10-13 against the total, while Rider is 8-14 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 104 (Rider) and the No. 235 (Niagara) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rider's No. 221-ranked scoring average of 67.38 PPG, against a Niagara Purple Eagles defense rated No. 126 and allowing 70.77 PPG. The Rider Broncs FG% has averaged 43.32% to date this season, more than the Niagara Purple Eagles shooters have managed so far (40.58% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Eagles endured a 72-59 loss at the hands of the Peacocks on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Marvin Prochet at Yanitelli Center.

Kahlil Thomas scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncs to a win (they lost 79-78 to Monmouth at Alumni Gymnasium on Friday).

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Niagara is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Niagara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Niagara is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Rider is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rider's last 8 games
  • Rider is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara home to Marist, Thursday, February 18th
Rider at Siena, Friday, February 19th