NCAA hoops odds preview - Niagara vs. Marist
Niagara Purple Eagles vs Marist Red Foxes Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on McCann Field House Friday as host Marist looks to handle the Niagara Purple Eagles in NCAA hoops action.
The Red Foxes currently sports a 7-18 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-10 ATS. The Purple Eagles are 14-11 and 9-11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Red Foxes produce a 8-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Purple Eagles have gone 9-8-1 against the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting Niagara before tip-off in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Red Foxes, most recently No. 319 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Purple Eagles, who rate No. 199 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-64 victory for the Purple Eagles.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Marist's No. 260-rated squad against Niagara's No. 121-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Marist rates No. 162 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 67 nationally with 7.2 per match.
Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 271-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. Marist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 216 nationally in scoring at home.
Niagara was a 77-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Canisius. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Niagara suffered a 77-70 loss against Canisius on Sunday, getting 21 points from Juan'ya Green in a losing effort at Gallagher Center.
Marist was a 69-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Marist got 23 points and 13 rebounds from Adam Kemp en route to a 69-64 victory over Loyola on Sunday at McCann Field House.
Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Manhattan are 4-6
After playing Canisius are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Marist Red Foxes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Rider are 4-6
After playing Loyola are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Purple Eagles at Red Foxes trends to consider:
Niagara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Niagara's last 6 games when playing on the road against Marist
Niagara is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Niagara is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marist's last 6 games when playing Niagara
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marist's last 5 games
Marist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marist's last 6 games when playing at home against Niagara
Niagara at Manhattan, Sunday, February 17
Marist at Rider, Sunday, February 17