Niagara Purple Eagles vs. Rider Broncs: January 8, 2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

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The Niagara Purple Eagles (3-3) are favored (-8.5) to continue a three-game winning streak when they host the Rider Broncs (2-6) at 4:00 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Gallagher Center. The matchup has a point total of 137.5.

Betting Information

Niagara vs Rider Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Niagara -8.5 -110 -110 137.5 -113 -108 -435 330

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Computer picks for Niagara vs Rider
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Niagara (-8.5) Under (137.5) Niagara 73 Rider 62

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Total Facts

  • The Purple Eagles and their opponents have scored at least 137.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in one of six opportunities (16.7%) this season.
  • Rider has combined with its opponents to score more than 137.5 points in five of eight games (62.5%) this season.
  • The two teams average a combined 8.1 less points per game (129.4) than this game’s total of 137.5 points.
  • The Purple Eagles and the Broncs have seen their opponents average a combined 0.6 more points per game than the point total of 137.5 set for this outing.
  • The average total the Purple Eagles have had set in games this year is 13.8 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total in Broncs games this season is 6.4 more points than the point total of 137.5 in this outing.

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Niagara Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Purple Eagles have covered four times in five contests.
  • Niagara and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 2 of 5 games this season (40%).

Rider Betting Information

  • Rider has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 3-5 ATS.
  • Rider and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 5 of 8 (62.5%).

Head to Head

Niagara vs Rider (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/9/2020 Rider -9.5 144 -530 +380 Regular Season 73-58 RIDER
1/17/2020 Rider -6 144.5 -265 +215 Regular Season 70-68 NIAGRA
2/22/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 97-81 RIDER
1/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 104-84 RIDER

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Niagara Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Purple Eagles is Marcus Hammond, who accumulates 15.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
  • Kobi Nwandu leads Niagara in assists, averaging 3.1 per game while also scoring 12.1 points per contest.
  • Hammond hits more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Purple Eagles, knocking down shots from deep at a rate of 2.4 per contest.
  • Hammond is Niagara’s leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Greg Kuakumensah leads them in blocks with 0.8 per contest.

Rider Leaders

  • Dwight Murray Jr. holds the top spot on the Broncs leaderboards for scoring (13.7 per game), rebounds (6.3 per game), and assists (4.4 per game).
  • Rodney Henderson Jr.’s 2.0 made threes per game lead the Broncs.
  • Rider’s leader in steals is Christian Ings with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Tyrel Bladen with 1.2 per game.
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