The Purple Eagles and Red Foxes are set to face off at 6:30 ET on ESPN+. The Red Foxes will host the game at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Niagara come into this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup as the -1 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 129 points.


The Pick: Marist Red Foxes +1

This game will be played at Boardwalk Hall at 6:30 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Red Foxes.
  • Not only will Marist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 129 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Purple Eagles Find a Way to Win in Atlantic City?

After losing their most recent game to Marist by a score of 63-62, Niagara’s record now stands at 15-15. The Purple Eagles have gone 11-9 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play and 4-6 in non-conference action.

On the road this season, Niagara has gone 10-6, and they have a scoring margin of +1.4 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, the Purple Eagles have gone 8-2.

When looking at Niagara’s ATS record this season, they have gone 17-12. On the road, their ATS mark is 13-3. However, as the favorite, the Purple Eagles have struggled, going just 5-9 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Niagara is 3-7. On the road, their ATS record in their last 10 games is 8-2.

This season, the over/under record for Niagara games is 15-13-1 with an average over/under line of 139.4. Today’s line of 129 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this season of 144.6. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 127 points.

The Niagara offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 62 points versus Marist. During the game, they attempted 16 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 42.9%. Quandre Bullock led the scoring for the Purple Eagles, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Braxton Bayless chipped in with 13 points.

Niagara’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.6 points per game. Niagara’s three-point defense is currently 24th in the country at 5.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.1% of their shots vs. Niagara.

Will the Red Foxes Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Marist has a record of 17-12 this season, including a record of 9-4 at home. They are 12-8 in conference play and 5-4 in non-conference games. As the underdog, they have gone 5-8 this season, and they are 12-4 when favored.

Over their last 10 games at home, Marist has gone 6-4, and over their last five, they have gone 4-1. Their record over their last three games at home is 2-1.

As the underdog, Marist has gone 7-6 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home this year, Marist has an ATS mark of 7-6. Their ATS record at home over their last 10 games is 4-6.

Today’s over/under line of 129 is lower than the average over/under line in Marist games this season (132.4). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-2-1 and their average scoring total across their last five games is 127 points.

The Red Foxes’ offense finished with 63 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 64.8 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Josh Pascarelli with 16 points. Jackson Price also added 13 points for the Red Foxes.

So far this season, the Marist defense has been performing well, ranking 8th in the country at 62.2 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. Niagara. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.2%.