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NCAA hoops odds preview - Marist vs. Niagara

Marist Red FoxesNiagara Purple Eagles
Jan 15, 2:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Marist Red Foxes vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds


Niagara will look to improve on its 7-11 record on Sunday when they host Marist in NCAAB odds action at Gallagher Center.

The Red Foxes will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 5-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Purple Eagles are 6-6-1 ATS. Marist is 8-2 against the total, while Niagara is 6-7 versus the number.

View Marist vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Foxes are listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Purple Eagles rated this week at No. 300 and the Red Foxes sitting at No. 304. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 70-68 result in favor of the Purple Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Niagara has the nation's No. 139-rated offensive output, at 70.4 PPG. The visiting Red Foxes defense ranks No. 331 allowing on average 77 PPG. The Purple Eagles FG% has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Red Foxes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marist owns the country's No. 319-rated mark, allowing 79.9 points per game on the highway. Niagara, on the other hand, rates No. 113 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Marist, they were a 67-57 loser as they battled Canisius on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Red Foxes endured a 67-57 loss at the hands of the Golden Griffins on Friday, despite a 11-point effort from Isaiah Morton at Koessler Center.

Niagara was an 85-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Saint Peter's. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Niagara earned an 85-73 victory over Saint Peter's on Friday, getting 20 points from Juan'ya Green at Gallagher Center.

Marist Red Foxes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Manhattan are 3-7
After playing Canisius are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-4
Before playing Canisius are 5-5
After playing Saint Peter's are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Red Foxes at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Marist is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Niagara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Marist
Niagara is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Marist
Niagara is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Niagara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Marist

Next up:
Marist home to Manhattan, Friday, January 20
Niagara at Canisius, Thursday, January 19