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Rider BroncsNiagara Purple Eagles
7-7January 12, 2014, 02:00 | Gallagher Center4-12

The Niagara Purple Eagles will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Rider Broncs at Gallagher Center on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.

The Purple Eagles are 4-12 so far on the season, and 7-7-1 ATS vs. the number. The Broncs, meanwhile, are 7-7 and 4-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Niagara go 8-6 and the Broncs go 9-1 on the totals.

View Rider Broncs vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Rider before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Purple Eagles - Broncs odds would favor the Broncs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Niagara is rated No. 254 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rider is at No. 222.

Rider lost its last outing, a 94-91 result against Canisius on January 10. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. Anthony Myles was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 2 rebounds but Canisius still won, 94-91, over Rider on Friday at Koessler Center.

Last time out for Niagara, they were an 85-74 loser as they battled Monmouth at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Purple Eagles got 24 points from Antoine Mason, but it was Monmouth that prevailed in an 85-74 final on Friday at Gallagher Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncs rank No. 209 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.86 per game. That compares with Niagara’s No. 163 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Niagara is college basketball's No. 211-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Broncs rate No. 45 with 7.71 per game.

A few Broncs at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Rider is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Rider is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 5 games on the road
Rider is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Niagara
Niagara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Niagara is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Niagara is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Rider

Next up:
Rider home to Saint Peter's, Thursday, January 16th
Niagara at Fairfield, Thursday, January 16th