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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Vermont Catamounts Betting Matchup Report

Vermont CatamountsNiagara Purple Eagles
Dec 16, 2:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Vermont Catamounts vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds


The Niagara Purple Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Vermont Catamounts at Gallagher Center in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Purple Eagles are 4-6 overall and 1-5-1 ATS ATS, while the Catamounts are 6-3 and 1-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Niagara boasts a 0-3-1 on the OU, and Vermont is 1-0.

View Vermont vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 266-rated Purple Eagles and the No. 284-ranked Catamounts, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-66 result in favor of the Catamounts.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Niagara has the nation's No. 75-rated offensive output, at 74.1 PPG. The visiting Catamounts defense ranks No. 72 allowing on average 60.6 PPG. The Purple Eagles FG% has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, Vermont features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 67 nationally in scoring at home.

Vermont was a 52-50 winner in its last match at home against Dartmouth. Vermont got 15 points from Clancy Rugg en route to a 52-50 victory over Dartmouth on Wednesday at Roy Patrick Gym.

Niagara was a 75-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hartford. Niagara earned a 75-59 victory over Hartford on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Antoine Mason at Gallagher Center.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Notre Dame are 0-1
After playing Hartford are 0-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Catamounts at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Niagara is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Niagara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Vermont at Fairleigh Dickinson, Saturday, December 22
Niagara at Notre Dame, Friday, December 21