Niagara at Marist: 2/14/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
Marist Red Foxes (10-13) vs Niagara Purple Eagles (11-12)
Game Info: Monday, February 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm (McCann Center)
Betting Odds: Marist Red Foxes -4 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Niagara Purple Eagles and Marist Red Foxes face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at McCann Arena. When these two teams faced off in March of 2021 it was Niagara that won 67-62. These are two teams that have mostly been a disappointment and have had issues covering spreads.
Niagara comes into this game with an 11-12 record overall and they have gone 12-10 against the spread.The Purple Eagles had won two games in a row before losing their last game to Fairfield. The offense only scored 53 points while the defense gave up 73 points. Niagara is averaging 68.2 points while their defense is giving up 66.8 points per game. Marcus Hammond has been the top plate for Niagara averaging 17.8 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Marist Red Foxes who come into this game with a 10-13 record and they have gone 11-12 against the spread. In the last game against Canisius, Marist scored 42 points in the second half and that was enough to win by a point. Marist is averaging 70.1 points while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. Jao Ituka has been the top player for Marist averaging 15.1 points while shooting 55.7 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from behind the three point line.
Marist is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games. Marist is 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. The over is 5-1-1 in Marist’s last seven games. The under is 4-1-1 in Niagara’s last six games played on Monday.
Marist has struggled to cover spreads and it’s not going to be any different in this game. Marist’s defense has been worse this season and their defense is going to let them down. Look for Niagara to score 70 points and that will be enough to cover the spread. The pace of this game is also going to be fast enough that the over is going to go over the total.
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