Check out our free Niagara vs Saint Peter’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Jersey City. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Niagara vs Saint Peter’s Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 22nd Betting Odds
Purple Eagles vs Peacocks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Niagara Purple Eagles at Saint Peter’s Peacocks
- Where: Jersey City at Yanitelli Center
- Date: Sunday, January 22nd
- Betting Odds: Niagara +1.5, NIAGRA +105 | STPETE -128 O/U 119.5
Purple Eagles Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Saint Peter’s, the Niagara Purple Eagles will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 9-9. On the road, the Purple Eagles will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Purple Eagles have been the underdog 10 times, going 4-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Niagara’s leading scorer this season is Noah Thomasson, who is averaging 18.22 points per contest. So far, Thomasson has accounted for 28.13% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.61 rebounds per game and 3.39 assists. Aaron Gray is the second leading scorer for the Purple Eagles, averaging 13.33 points per game. Between him and Gray, they are accounting for 48.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Niagara this season, as they are currently ranked 315th in college basketball at 67.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Purple Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.5%, placing them 214th in the NCAA.
Through 19 games, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks have an overall record of 8-11. Currently, the Peacocks have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 6-3. The Peacocks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Saint Peter’s has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 5-4.
Saint Peter’s will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isiah Dasher who is averaging 14.16 points per game for the Peacocks. Dasher is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Peacocks’ offensive game plan is the play of Jaylen Murray who has hit 35.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.19 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Peter’s this season, as they are currently ranked 339th in college basketball at 66.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Peacocks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.3%, placing them 165th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Saint Peter’s Peacocks -1.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Saint Peter’s Peacocks to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1.5 point betting favorites. Although Saint Peter’s as a team is just 287th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Purple Eagles’ defense. At -1.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Peacocks to come out on top and cover.