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Niagara Purple Eagles Home to Marist Red Foxes in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Niagara Purple Eagles host Marist on Thursday, looking to build on their 6-21 mark against the 5-20 Red Foxes in college basketball betting action at Gallagher Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Niagara Purple Eagles as -2.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Marist Red Foxes vs Niagara Purple Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marist Red Foxes will look to cover the spread vs the Niagara Purple Eagles on Thursday, as the Red Foxes are 10-9-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Purple Eagles are 11-12-1 ATS. Marist is 12-8 against the total, while Niagara is 11-13 versus the total betting line.

The Purple Eagles - Red Foxes odds would favor the Purple Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Niagara is rated No. 270 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Marist is at No. 281.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Niagara's No. 255 nationally ranked offense (63.22 points per game) against a Marist Red Foxes defense that sits as the No. 246 at 79.48 PPG. The Niagara Purple Eagles have been averaging 40.41% from the field, less than the Red Foxes have managed so far this season (41.77% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Foxes endured a 76-73 loss at the hands of the Stags on Monday, despite a 20-point effort from Brian Parker at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.

Niagara suffered a 77-59 loss against Rider on Sunday, getting 21 points from Emile Blackman in a losing effort at Alumni Gymnasium.

Betting Trends
  • Marist is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Marist's last 8 games
  • Marist is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Niagara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marist at Canisius, Saturday, February 20th
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