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

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Marist Red Foxes vs Niagara Purple Eagles battle Monday at Gallagher Center as the Purple Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Marist Red Foxes before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Marist Red Foxes vs Niagara Purple Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Niagara Purple Eagles sit at 5-13 (8-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Marist Red Foxes are currently 5-13 (4-8-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Niagara is 10-7 OU, and Marist is 5-8 OU.

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. 201 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Marist is at No. 258.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Niagara has the nation's No. 131-rated offensive output, at 74.94 PPG. The visiting Marist Red Foxes defense ranks No. 244 allowing on average 79.28 PPG. The Purple Eagles FG% has averaged 41.99% so far, less than the Niagara Red Foxes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.81% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Foxes were hammered by Canisius on Saturday, losing by a 91-58 final at Koessler Center in college basketball betting action.

Kahlil Dukes scored 27 points for Niagara on Saturday, but the Hawks managed a 90-83 victory over the Purple Eagles at Gallagher Center.

Betting Trends
  • Marist is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Marist is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Niagara
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marist's last 5 games when playing Niagara
  • Niagara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Niagara is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Niagara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Marist
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games when playing Marist

Next Betting Matchups

Marist at Rider, Saturday, January 21st
Niagara at Saint Peter's, Saturday, January 21st