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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Preview

Saint Peter's PeacocksNiagara Purple Eagles
2-5December 08, 2013, 02:00 | Gallagher Center1-8

The Niagara Purple Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Saint Peter's Peacocks Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Peacocks have watched them go 2-5 and 0-2 ATS on the year, while the Purple Eagles are at 1-8 and 3-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Purple Eagles are 5-2, while the Peacocks have a 1-1 mark.

View Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Purple Eagles in this one found them listed as -4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Sunday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Peacocks was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Purple Eagles at No. 201 and the Peacocks at No. 294 heading into this contest.

Saint Peter's lost its last outing, an 82-67 result against Canisius on December 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Saint Peter's got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Marvin Dominique in a losing cause in their 82-67 loss to Canisius on Friday.

Niagara lost its last outing, an 84-71 result against Siena on December 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Antoine Mason scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Eagles to a win (they lost 84-71 to Siena at Gallagher Center on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Niagara's No. 51-ranked scoring average of 80.33 PPG, against a Peacocks defense rated No. 139 and allowing 70.57 PPG. The Purple Eagles FG% has averaged 41.67% to date this season, less than the Peacocks shooters have managed so far (43.17% per game).

Next up:
Saint Peter's at Seton Hall, Saturday, December 14th
Niagara at Davidson, Wednesday, December 11th