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Niagara Purple Eagles take on Penguins in NCAA Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Niagara Purple Eagles vs Youngstown State Penguins battle Wednesday at Beeghly Center as the Penguins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Youngstown State Penguins to cover the point spread in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Youngstown State Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 5-6 and 3-4 ATS Youngstown State Penguins will face the 3-7 Niagara Purple Eagles, who own a 3-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Youngstown State Penguins are 4-3 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Niagara Purple Eagles are 6-3.

The Youngstown State Penguins sit at No. 239 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Niagara Purple Eagles sit at No. 214 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Youngstown State has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 77.91 PPG. The visiting Niagara Purple Eagles defense ranks No. 221 allowing on average 76.9 PPG. The Penguins FG% has averaged 44.67% so far, more than the Youngstown State Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Niagara got 18 points from Dominic Robb en route to a 65-61 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday at Gallagher Center.

The Penguins endured a 77-62 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Cameron Morse at Bender Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
  • Niagara is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Niagara is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Niagara's last 9 games on the road
  • Youngstown State is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
  • Youngstown State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, December 17th
Youngstown State at Ohio State, Tuesday, December 20th