New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Prediction


The Niagara Purple Eagles (3-4) welcome the New Hampshire Wildcats (2-7) to Gallagher Center. The Wildcats can snap a five-game road losing streak. Action begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

New Hampshire Wildcats at Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Purple Eagles beat the St. Bonaventure Bonnies 80-72, while the Wildcats had no trouble getting past the Rivier Raiders 108-54.

New Hampshire dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 54.5 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.699. For those same stats, Rivier was 16.7 and 0.375, respectively. The Purple Eagles, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.306 vs. 0.029) and had a better turnover percentage (14.1 vs. 17.8). Marvin Prochet was a key piece for Niagara with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, New Hampshire was led by Luke Rosinski, who put up 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The Purple Eagles won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 78-70. The Purple Eagles’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Wildcats. Niagara had a rate of 33.3, while New Hampshire posted a mark of 23.5.

Opposite tempos will be on display in this meeting. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Niagara has preferred to play quickly (33rd in possessions per game), while New Hampshire has been more half-court-oriented (312th in possessions per game).

New Hampshire Wildcats at Niagara Purple Eagles Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Niagara, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • New Hampshire ranks 21st in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Niagara ranks 262nd (15.7).
  • The Wildcats rank 58th in three pointers attempted per game (25.2) while the Purple Eagles rank 172nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).
  • Niagara ranks 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.1) while New Hampshire ranks 84th (5.7).
  • The Wildcats rank 62nd in rebounds per game (38.2) while the Purple Eagles rank 281st in rebounds allowed per game (39.1).
  • Niagara ranks 41st in blocks per game (4.5) while New Hampshire ranks 244th (1.9).