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Niagara Purple Eagles 08.5
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SIU Edwardsville Cougars

Niagara at SIU Edwardsville 11/19/21 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Niagara Purple Eagles 08.5 Odds & Info

Game SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Niagara Purple Eagles 08.5
Date & Time Friday November 19, 2021, 7:45 PM (EST)
Location
Sam M. Vadalabene Center, Edwardsville, IL
Latest odds
NIAG -8.5 ; O/U 136
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Niagara Purple Eagles visit Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio on Friday to play the SIU Edwardsville Cougars. Niagara is 0-2 and was defeated by the Ohio State Buckeyes 84-74 last Friday. Niagara played well the entire game against the 17th ranked Buckeyes trailing by only one point at halftime. Marcus Hammond was the leading scorer for Niagara with 22 points.

Marcus Hammond is leading Niagara in scoring and assists with averages of 23.5 points and 2.0 assists per game while Jordan Cintron is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 12.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Niagara is scoring an average of 67.0 points per game and shooting 41.3% overall and 46.2% from 3-point territory.

SIU Edwardsville is 1-2 following a 75-37 victory over Knox. The leading scorer for the Cougars was Shaun Doss Jr with 16 points. Edwardsville shot 46.2% overall and held Knox to just 28.6% shooting. The Cougars outrebounded Knox 53-25 and committed 13 turnovers, while Knox turned the ball over 18 times.

Ray’Sean Taylor is leading SIU Edwardsville in scoring with an average of 17.7 points per game, while Shaun Doss Jr. is the second leading scorer, leading rebounder and leader in assists with averages of 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. SIU-Edwardsville is scoring an average of 69.3 points per game while shooting 42.2% overall and 19.4% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Niagara is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Purple Eagles last 6
  • SIU Edwardsville is 2-3 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Cougars last 6

Free NCAAB Pick:

Niagara Purple Eagles -8.5

Niagara had two consecutive losses to open the season but played very well in both. The Purple Eagles are 2-0 against the spread after covering against Ohio State as 19.5-point dogs when losing by just 10 and covering as 17-point dogs versus Xavier when losing by only three points. SIU Edwardsville has lost two of three and it's only victory came against a division III opponent. Final Score Prediction, Niagara Purple Eagles win and cover ATS 75-63.

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