Niagara vs. Saint Peter's - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (5-7) at Niagara Purple Eagles (3-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher Center)
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter's Peacocks and Niagara Purple Eagles square off Thursday night at the Gallagher Center.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 67.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Antwon Portley is averaging 15.5 points and 2.8 rebounds while Trevis Wyche is averaging 11.1 points and 3.8 assists. Quadir Welton is the third double-digit scorer and Chazz Patterson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 61.8 percent from the free throw line. Saint Peter's is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.5 turnovers per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Niagara Purple Eagles need a feel good win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 63.3 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Emile Blackman is averaging 15.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while Matt Scott is averaging 14.8 points and 2.8 assists. Marvin Prochet is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Cameron Fowler is dishing 2.5 assists. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 28 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. Niagara is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.9 turnovers per game. The Niagara Purple Eagles have lost 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Peacocks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games. The Purple Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Peacocks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Niagara has a massive losing streak right now, but the Purple Eagles have played some decent teams and have played 10 of their 15 games away from home. On its home court, Niagara is actually pretty decent. So, in a toss-up game, I'm going to side with the home team here.