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Niagara Purple Eagles @ Marist Red Foxes

Current Records: Niagara 15-14, Marist 16-12

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Niagara and Marist are an even 5-5 against one another since February of 2020, but not for long. Both teams will face off in a MAAC battle at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at McCann Center. Marist took a loss in their last contest and will be looking to turn the tables on Niagara, who comes in off a win.

Niagara had to suffer through a three-game losing streak, but that streak is no more. They walked away with a 66-59 victory over the Saints on Thursday. The win was just what Niagara needed coming off of a 91-72 loss in their prior contest.

Niagara relied on the efforts of Braxton Bayless, who scored 14 points, and Harlan Obioha, who scored 15 points along with eight rebounds. Obioha didn't help Niagara's cause all that much against Syracuse back in December of 2023 but the same can't be said for this match.

Meanwhile, the Red Foxes couldn't handle the Bobcats on Thursday and fell 73-64. Marist has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

The Purple Eagles now have a winning record of 15-14. As for the Red Foxes, they have not been sharp recently as the team's lost three of their last four games, which put a noticeable dent in their 16-12 record this season.

Niagara is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a nine game streak of covering the spread when playing as the underdogs on the road.

Niagara was able to grind out a solid win over Marist in their previous meeting back in January, winning 67-62. The rematch might be a little tougher for Niagara since the team won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


Marist is a 4-point favorite against Niagara, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Red Foxes as a 5-point favorite.

The over/under is 131.5 points.

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Series History

Marist and Niagara both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Jan 26, 2024 - Niagara 67 vs. Marist 62
  • Feb 19, 2023 - Marist 61 vs. Niagara 52
  • Jan 15, 2023 - Marist 66 vs. Niagara 64
  • Mar 05, 2022 - Niagara 83 vs. Marist 52
  • Feb 14, 2022 - Marist 77 vs. Niagara 70
  • Mar 11, 2021 - Niagara 67 vs. Marist 62
  • Jan 02, 2021 - Niagara 86 vs. Marist 72
  • Jan 01, 2021 - Marist 63 vs. Niagara 61
  • Mar 10, 2020 - Niagara 56 vs. Marist 54
  • Feb 23, 2020 - Marist 76 vs. Niagara 54