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2023-24 college basketball
Friday’s 5 interesting games
Arkansas State
@ Appalachian State (-6.5)
Arkansas State (16-14, 11-6)
KenPom rating: 136
Tempo: 133
Experience: 78
Continuity: 164
Ark State is 7-1 SU/8-0 ATS in its last eight games. 
Red Hawks are 3-5 SU/1-1-1 ATS as Sun Belt road dogs.
Ark State scored 83.8 ppg in its last six games. 
Red Hawks are 3-7 vs teams in the top 150. 

Appalachian State (15-5, 15-2)
KenPom rating: 80
Tempo: 201
Experience: 154
Continuity: 21
App State won six in row, 14 of its last 15 games.  
ASU is 8-0 SU/5-3 ATS as Sun Belt home favorites.
App State has #6 eFG% defense in country.
ASU is 9-3 vs teams in the top 200.

Home team won last five series games.
Red Wolves lost their last four visits to App State.
Sun Belt home favorites of 7 or less points are 22-12 ATS. 

Rider @ Niagara (-2.5)
Rider (12-16, 9-8)
KenPom rating: 244
Tempo: 155
Experience: 38
Continuity: 126
Rider won its last four games, scoring 81.8 ppg. 
Broncs are 3-6 SU/4-2 ATS as MAAC road underdogs.
Rider is 6-4 in games decided by 5 or less points.
Broncs are 8-8 vs teams ranked outside the top 200.   

Niagara (14-12, 10-6)
KenPom rating: 241
Tempo: 180
Experience: 136
Continuity: 325
Niagara won 11 of its last 15 games.
Eagles are 3-5 SU/3-4 ATS as MAAC home favorites.
Niagara has #270 eFG% defense in the country.
Eagles are 9-6 vs teams ranked outside the top 200.

Niagara (+2.5) won 78-74 at Rider January 19.
Teams split last six series games.
Teams split their last eight meetings in Niagara.
MAAC home favorites of 3 or less points are 6-9 ATS

Quinnipiac @ Iona (-2.5)
Quinnipiac (19-8, 11-5)
KenPom rating: 212
Tempo: 18
Experience: 221
Continuity: 184
Bobcats lost last four games, giving up 87.3 ppg.
Quinnipiac is 5-3 SU/3-1 ATS as MAAC road dogs.
Quinnipiac is shooting 49.1% inside arc (#229)
Bobcats are 3-4 against teams ranked in top 200. 

Iona (13-14, 8-8)
KenPom rating: 184
Tempo: 153
Experience: 161
Continuity: 352
Iona lost four of its last five games.
Gaels are 5-3 SU/3-5 ATS as MAAC home favorites.  
Iona has #300 eFG% in country.
Gaels are 10-6 vs teams ranked outside top 200.

Iona (+1.5) lost 91-77 at Quinnipiac January 22. 
Iona led that game by 14 early in 2nd half.
Iona won seven of last 11 series games.
Teams split their last four meetings in New Rochelle.
MAAC home favorites of 3 or less points are 6-9 ATS

Fairfield @ Marist (-1.5)
Fairfield (18-10, 12-5)
KenPom rating: 168
Tempo: 140
Experience: 237
Continuity: 221
Fairfield won six of its last seven games.
Stags are 6-2 SU/3-1 ATS as a MAAC road underdog. 
Stags are shooting 38.3% on the arc (#11)
Fairfield is 14-6 vs teams outside the top 200.

Marist (15-10, 10-6)
KenPom rating: 206
Tempo: 313
Experience: 293
Continuity: 106
Marist won five of its last six games.
Red Foxes are 5-2 SU/3-4 ATS as MAAC home favorites. 
Marist has #33 eFG% defense in country.
Red Foxes are 2-3 vs teams in the top 200.

Fairfield (-2.5) beat Marist 82-61 at home January 7.
Fairfield won five of last six series games.
Stags won their last five visits to Marist.
MAAC home favorites of 3 or less points are 6-9 ATS

Dayton (-1.5) @ Loyola, Chi
Dayton (22-5, 12-3)
KenPom rating: 25
Tempo: 349
Experience: 73
Continuity: 190
Dayton is 6-3 in last nine games, after a 16-2 start.
Flyers are 4-3 SU/3-3 ATS as A-15 road favorites.
Dayton has #12 eFG% in the country. 
Flyers are 6-5 vs teams ranked in top 100.  

Loyola (20-8, 12-3)
KenPom rating: 97
Tempo: 109
Experience: 39
Continuity: 119
Loyola won seven of its last eight games.
Ramblers are 6-1 SU/1-0 ATS as A-15 home dogs.
Ramblers are 3-2 ATS as an underdog this year.
Opponents are shooting 43.2% inside arc (#4) 
Loyola is 4-6 vs teams ranked in top 100.

Dayton beat Loyola twice LY, by 4-16 points.
Last year was their first year as A-15 rivals.
A-15 home underdogs of 3 or less points are 6-5 ATS.

 

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