Marist vs. Niagara - 1/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Niagara Purple Eagles (8-8) at Marist Red Foxes (3-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm (McCann Field House)
The Line: Marist Red Foxes +2.5 -- Over/Under: 164 See the Latest Odds
MAAC college basketball features the Niagara Purple Eagles visiting the Marist Red Foxes.
The Niagara Purple Eagles have looked improve from previous seasons but improved enough to challenge in the MAAC is the question. Niagara improved to 1-2 in the conference with an 84-76 win at the Siena Saints as a one point favorite on Friday behind a 47.6%-43.7% shooting edge and eleven more free throws.
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The Purple Eagles received a contest high 20 point effort with eleven rebounds on 8-14 from the floor followed by Matt Scott with 18 points, six boards and two blocks on 5-17 accuracy. Kahlil Dukes gave Niagara 17 points and five assists on 6-12 from the field while Greg Kuakumensah netted 14 points and snagged eight rebounds.
The Marist Red Foxes have struggled throughout 2017-18 thus far with losses in four of five after a 101-96, overtime defeat to the visiting Manhattan Jaspers as a four point underdog. Marist was outshot 46.4%-42.4% but nearly pulled this out with a 17-37performance from beyond the arc.
The Red Foxes saw explode with a game high 33 points with five yanks and five assists on 7-13 from the floor and a 16-21 mark at the line. Marist received 28 points and seven rebounds from David Knudsen on 7-17 shooting with five long balls while Ryan Funk tossed in 15 points on 5-12 from the field.
Over is 11-1 in Niagara last 12 overall and over is 8-2 in Niagara last 10 Sunday games and Niagara are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games. Marist are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and Marist are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and Marist are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Niagara laying points on the road is never a good idea but I believe the edge goes to the Purple Eagles…