Niagara Purple Eagles (14-10, 9-6 MAAC) at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (8-18, 4-11 MAAC)
Emmitsburg, Maryland; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mount St. Mary’s -1; over/under is 123.5
BOTTOM LINE: Niagara visits the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers after Noah Thomasson scored 24 points in Niagara’s 72-55 loss to the Iona Gaels.
The Mountaineers are 3-8 in home games. Mount St. Mary’s allows 66.3 points and has been outscored by 3.6 points per game.
The Purple Eagles are 9-6 against MAAC opponents. Niagara is 4-2 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
TOP PERFORMERS: Dakota Leffew averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Mountaineers, scoring 13.3 points while shooting 37.7% from beyond the arc. Jalen Benjamin is shooting 41.8% and averaging 12.3 points over the last 10 games for Mount St. Mary’s.
Thomasson averages 1.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Purple Eagles, scoring 18.9 points while shooting 38.1% from beyond the arc. Aaron Gray is averaging 13.1 points over the last 10 games for Niagara.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mountaineers: 2-8, averaging 61.3 points, 29.0 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 41.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.7 points per game.
Purple Eagles: 5-5, averaging 64.2 points, 27.6 rebounds, 10.4 assists, 5.8 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.6 points.
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