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Purple Eagles visit Hartford Hawks in college basketball clash

Niagara Purple EaglesHartford Hawks
Dec 10, 6:00 PM | Reich Family Pavilion

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Hartford Hawks Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Hartford and Niagara on Saturday, with the host Hawks trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Hawks are 0-9 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Purple Eagles, meanwhile, are 3-6 and 2-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Hartford go 0-0 and the Purple Eagles go 4-3 on the totals.

View Niagara vs Hartford Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Purple Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Hartford is rated No. 340 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 304. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 59-54 win for the Purple Eagles.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Hartford's No. 326-ranked offense, averaging 56.6 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense that ranks No. 329 at 78.1 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 37.6% so far, less than the Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Hartford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 326 nationally in scoring at home.

Niagara was an 82-74 loser in its last match at home against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. Niagara got 16 points from Juan'ya Green but lost anyway, 82-74, to Buffalo on Wednesday at Gallagher Center.

Hartford was a 70-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Quinnipiac. The Hawks wasted a 25-point performance from Andres Torres in losing to Quinnipiac 70-61 on Tuesday at Reich Family Pavilion.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Drexel are 3-2
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Purple Eagles at Hawks trends to consider:
Niagara is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road

Next up:
Niagara home to Drexel, Tuesday, December 13
Hartford at Marist, Wednesday, December 21