Niagara vs. Marist - 1/31/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Marist Red Foxes (4-14) at Niagara Purple Eagles (6-13)
College Basketball: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher Center)
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles -7.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Marist Red Foxes and the Niagara Purple Eagles meet in college basketball action from Gallagher Center on Friday.
Marist enters this game at 4-14 so far. The Foxes are 2-3 in their last five games, beating Manhattan and Iona while otherwise falling to Rider, Monmouth and Siena during that time.
In the loss to the Saints, Marist’s Tyler Sagl led the team with 17 points. The only other Foxes player in double-figures there was Tyler Saint-Furcy with 10 points, but Matthew Herasme added nine points and eight boards.
Over on the Niagara side, they’re 6-13 this year. After winning three straight versus Iona, Rider and Siena, the Eagles have lost their last two to Monmouth and Saint Peter’s.
In the loss to the Peacocks, Niagara’s Greg Kuakumensah led the team with 13 points and five rebounds. Both Justin Roberts and Raheem Solomon added 10 points there, and combined for three assists and five rebounds.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Niagara’s last seven overall and 5-2-1 in their last eight after an ATS win.
Meanwhile, the Foxes are 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 after an ATS loss. The under is 6-0-1 in Marist’s last seven Friday games and 5-2 in the last seven versus a team with a losing straight-up record.
Marist has shown some flashes here and there lately, as with their 158-point total combined in the Iona and Manhattan victories. The Foxes came back to earth versus Siena however, posting just 57 points and falling by 13.
As for Niagara, they managed only 53 versus Saint Peter’s but prior to that they’d logged 70 or more in four straight games. I feel like the better play is taking the Eagles to bounce back here and cover.