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Quinnipiac Bobcats battle vs Niagara Purple Eagles highlights college basketball odds menu

Niagara Purple EaglesQuinnipiac Bobcats
5-13January 18, 2014, 04:00 | TD Bank Sports Center10-6

The Quinnipiac Bobcats will hit the floor running against the visiting Niagara Purple Eagles Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bobcats sit at 10-6 (5-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Purple Eagles are currently 5-13 (8-8-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Quinnipiac is 5-4 OU, and Niagara is 9-7 OU.

View Niagara Purple Eagles vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Quinnipiac Bobcats as -9.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Bobcats - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Quinnipiac is rated No. 115 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 246.

Niagara was a 67-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fairfield. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Ramone Snowden scored 18 points leading the Purple Eagles to a 67-63 victory over Fairfield at Webster Bank Arena on Thursday.

In their last action, Quinnipiac was a 70-61 winner at home against Monmouth. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Umar Shannon scored 16 points leading the Bobcats to a 70-61 victory over Monmouth at TD Bank Sports Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Quinnipiac's No. 59-ranked scoring average of 77 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense rated No. 254 and allowing 84.28 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 40.86% to date this season, less than the Purple Eagles shooters have managed so far (42.21% per game).

A few Purple Eagles at Bobcats trends to consider:
Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games
Niagara is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Quinnipiac is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Quinnipiac is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Quinnipiac is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Niagara at Canisius, Wednesday, January 22nd
Quinnipiac at Iona, Friday, January 24th