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Niagara Purple Eagles visit Marist Red Foxes in college basketball clash

Niagara Purple EaglesMarist Red Foxes
6-16February 01, 2014, 07:00 | McCann Field House7-14

The Marist Red Foxes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Niagara Purple Eagles at McCann Field House on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Red Foxes sit at 7-14 (8-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Purple Eagles are currently 6-16 (10-10-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marist is 8-10 OU, and Niagara is 11-9 OU.

View Niagara Purple Eagles vs Marist Red Foxes Odds and Stats.

The Purple Eagles were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 247-rated Niagara taking on the No. 152-rated Red Foxes in this contest.

Last time out for Niagara, they were a 66-62 loser as they battled Siena on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. Antoine Mason scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Eagles to a win (they lost 66-62 to Siena at Times Union Center on Thursday).

Marist won its last outing, a 75-73 result against Monmouth on January 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. Chavaughn Lewis scored 24 points leading the Red Foxes to a 75-73 victory over Monmouth at McCann Field House on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Marist's No. 205-rated squad against Niagara's No. 190-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Marist rates No. 184 in the country with 5.48 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 201 nationally with 5.23 per match.

A few Purple Eagles at Red Foxes trends to consider:
Niagara is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Niagara's last 9 games
Niagara is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Niagara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Marist
Marist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Marist is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marist's last 6 games
Marist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Niagara home to Iona, Friday, February 7th
Marist at Rider, Thursday, February 6th