Niagara vs Marist Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Marist (16-12) vs Niagara (15-14)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2:00 pm (McCann Center)

Betting Odds: Marist -3.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Niagara Purple Eagles and the Marist Red Foxes meet in college basketball action from the McCann Arena on Saturday afternoon. Who comes out on top in Saturday’s college hoops MAAC-tion? Let’s dive in and find out with our Niagara vs. Marist Prediction.

Niagara Team Preview

The Niagara Purple Eagles come into this game looking to build on a 66-59 win over Siena in their last matchup. Ahmad Henderson II leads the Purple Eagles in scoring with 12.3 PPG while Braxton Bayless has 11.5 PPG with 2.5 APG. Harlan Obioha and Yaw Obeng-Mensah each have 10.2 PPG with Obioha logging a team-high 7.9 RPG to lead the Purple Eagles on the glass, capping off the scoring in double figures for Niagara so far this season. Luke Bumbalough also has a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Purple Eagles in assists to go along with 9.2 PPG. As a team, Niagara is averaging 73.5 PPG on 47% shooting from the field, 36.2% from three and 75.2% from the foul line this season.

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Marist Team Preview

The Marist Red Foxes come into this one looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 73-64 loss to Quinnipiac last time out. Max Allen II leads the Red Foxes in scoring with 11.8 PPG and 3.8 RPG while Josh Pascarelli has 10.8 PPG with 2.9 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Marist up to this point in the year. Jadin Collins has 8.7 PPG with a team-high 3 APG and 1.6 SPG to lead the Red Foxes in assists and steals while Jaden Daughtry has a team-high 4.9 RPG to lead Marist on the glass. As a team, Marist is averaging 64.8 PPG on 44.1% shooting from the field, 35.1% from three and 68.6% from the foul line this season.

Niagara vs. Marist Prediction

I’m on Niagara here. The Red Foxes have been one of the better teams in the MAAC this season, but stepping in front of Niagara on the road when catching points has gotten you run over this season. The Purple Eagles just cover time and time again on the road and even though Marist has been rock solid this year, I’m not passing on Niagara in this role. Give me the Purple Eagles here.

Chris’s Pick Niagara +3.5

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