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Niagara Purple Eagles take on Peacocks in NCAA basketball test

Niagara Purple EaglesSaint Peter's Peacocks
Jan 11, 7:00 PM | Yanitelli Center

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds


The Saint Peter's Peacocks hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Niagara Purple Eagles pay a visit to Yanitelli Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Peacocks bring a 6-8 record (3-4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-8 Purple Eagles, who are 3-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Saint Peter's go 2-2-1 so far and the Purple Eagles go 4-3-1.

View Niagara vs Saint Peters Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Peacocks in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Purple Eagles was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Peacocks sit at No. 258 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Purple Eagles sit at No. 226 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Purple Eagles will win this game 68-66.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Peter's's No. 298-ranked scoring average of 61.4 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense rated No. 323 and allowing 75.3 PPG. The Peacocks FG% has averaged 41.4% to date this season, less than the Purple Eagles shooters have managed so far (42.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Niagara owns the country's No. 320-rated mark, allowing 79.1 points per game on the highway. Saint Peter's, on the other hand, rates No. 321 in scoring at home.

Niagara was a 75-74 loser in its last match on the road against Brown. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Niagara got 18 points from Ameen Tanksley but lost anyway, 75-74, to Brown on Tuesday at Pizzitola Sports Center.

In their last action, Saint Peter's was a 74-58 loser on the road against Loyola. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Saint Peter's suffered a 74-58 loss against Loyola on Sunday, getting 16 points from Yvon Raymond in a losing effort at Reitz Arena.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Fairfield are 6-4
After playing Brown are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2

Saint Peter's Peacocks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Siena are 4-6
After playing Loyola are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Purple Eagles at Peacocks trends to consider:
Niagara is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Saint Peter's
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Niagara's last 7 games when playing on the road against Saint Peter's
Niagara is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Saint Peter's
Niagara is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Peter's last 7 games when playing at home against Niagara
Saint Peter's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Niagara
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Peter's last 6 games when playing Niagara
Saint Peter's is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Niagara at Fairfield, Sunday, January 13
Saint Peter's at Siena, Sunday, January 13