Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Purple Eagles versus the Peacocks? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, NJ. The over/under for this game is set at 133 points, and Saint Peter’s is favored by -4 vs. Niagara in a Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup.

NIAGARA PURPLE EAGLES VS SAINT PETER’S PEACOCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Peter’s Peacocks -4

This game will be played at Yanitelli Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.

WHY BET THE SAINT PETER’S PEACOCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Peacocks.
  • Not only will Saint Peter’s pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Niagara?

After a 67-62 victory over Marist, Niagara will look to extend its win streak to four games when they take on Saint Peter’s. So far this season, the Purple Eagles have gone 10-10, including a 6-3 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.

On the road, Niagara has been slightly better than their overall record, going 6-4 compared to their 3-5 mark at home. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Purple Eagles have gone 6-4, and they have won their last five games away from home.

As the underdog, Niagara has been an impressive 8-2 vs. the spread this season. Their ATS record on the road is even more impressive at 9-1 and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. Overall, the Purple Eagles are 12-6 vs. the spread this season.

Today’s over/under line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line in Niagara’s games this season (137.6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points. On the season, their over/under record is 13-4-1.

Against Marist, the Niagara had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 47.9% in the game. Harlan Obioha led the scoring for the Purple Eagles, contributing 16 points. Additionally, Braxton Bayless chipped in with 12 points.

At this time, the Purple Eagles’ defense is positioned 234th in the country, permitting 74.9 points per game. Against Marist in their most recent game, the Niagara defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing Marist to hit 47% of their shots.

Are Saint Peter’s Ready for a Home Win?

As the Peacocks prepare to take on the Purple Eagles, they come in as the favorites, with a point spread of -4. So far this season, Saint Peter’s has been the favorite in nine of their 18 games, going 7-2 in those matchups. At home, they have a record of 4-2, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, the Peacocks have gone 11-7 this season, and they are 7-2 in conference play. Their average scoring margin at home is +3.7, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games at home. In their most recent game, they defeated Siena by a score of 63-52.

As the favorite, Saint Peter’s has an ATS record of 6-3 this season and an overall ATS mark of 11-6. At home, the Peacocks are 3-3 vs. the spread and have gone 2-1 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Saint Peter’s is 7-3.

Today’s over/under line of 133 is higher than the average over/under line in Saint Peter’s games this season (130.4). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 120 points compared to their season average of 127.8 points per game.

In their latest game, Saint Peter’s offense put up 63 points against Siena. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.4% and made 3 threes. On offense, Saint Peter’s has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 39%. So far, they are 49th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 73%.

At present, the Peacocks’ defense is nationally ranked 14th, allowing 63.4 points per game. So far, the Saint Peter’s defense is giving up an average of 7.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (495th).