The 14-11 Niagara Purple Eagles will travel in MAAC conference action when they face the 7-18 Marist Red Foxes in an NCAA college basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Marist is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN3.com
The betting odds from this college basketball game has the road team Niagara Purple Eagles favored by -4 ½ points.
The teams went head to head back on January 3rd with Niagara posting the 94-72 home win against Marist as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 150 points.
Niagara has a true road record this season of 5-7. The team is 10-4 against the MAAC conference. The Purple Eagles on the road in conference is 4-1 straight up with their only loss come at Rider by three points. They drop their third straight game on Sunday in a 77-70 home defeat to Canisius as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 148 points. The Purple Eagles fell behind 35-24 at the half in the loss. They shoot just 38.7% from the field and 10 of 29 from three. Niagara allows Canisius 46.3% shooting. Juan’ya Green had 21 points and 5 assists in the loss. Niagara struggles defensively as the team is ranked in the bottom third in college basketball in points allowed as well as three point defense. They allow 73.5 points a game and 36.8% from beyond the arc.
On their home court the Marist Red Foxes is 4-6 straight up. Marist is 4-10 against conference foes. At home in MAAC games the Red Foxes are 3-4 straight up. They win their second straight following a 69-64 home win on Sunday to the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds as a +7 point underdog. The total came in at over 127 ½ points. The Red Foxes shot 45.7% in the win but connected on only 2 of 12 from three. They win the game at the free throw line as Marist connects on 25 of 37 free throws while the Greyhounds shoot a miserable 12 of 26. The Red Foxes allowed Loyola Maryland 44.4% shooting. Adam Kemp led Marist with 23 points and 13 rebounds on 7 of 8 shooting. The team struggles for offense as they rank in the lower third in college basketball in shooting percentage and points per game. They put up 64.1 points a game and connect on 41.1% from the field.