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Niagara Purple Eagles visit Pennsylvania Quakers in college basketball clash

Niagara Purple EaglesPennsylvania Quakers
1-4November 26, 2013, 07:00 | The Palestra1-3

The Palestra will host Pennsylvania Quakers vs. Niagara Purple Eagles action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Pennsylvania battles the Purple Eagles, currently sitting with a 1-4 mark (3-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Quakers and 5-0 for the Purple Eagles.

View Niagara Purple Eagles vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds and Stats.

The Quakers were listed as -4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 328 (Quakers) and the No. 192 (Purple Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Niagara lost its last outing, a 102-97 result against Kent State on November 23. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Antoine Mason chucked in a team-high 31 points for Niagara on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 102-97 at Memorial Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Purple Eagles is ranked No. 150 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with Pennsylvania’s No. 145 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pennsylvania is the No. 225-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Niagara rates No. 206 at 4.8 per game.

A few Purple Eagles at Quakers trends to consider:
Niagara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Niagara's last 5 games
Niagara is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Pennsylvania is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Pennsylvania is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Pennsylvania is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Niagara at Northwestern State, Saturday, November 30th
Pennsylvania at Lafayette, Saturday, November 30th