Iona vs. Marist Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Thursday, March 2, 2023
The Iona Gaels (22-7, 15-3 MAAC) host the Marist Red Foxes (10-17, 6-12 MAAC) after winning four straight home games. The Gaels are double-digit favorites by 16 points in the contest, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023. The matchup’s over/under is set at 139.
Iona vs. Marist Odds
- Iona odds to win: -1889
- Marist odds to win: +1000
- Spread: Iona (-16)
- Total: 139
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN3
- Where: New Rochelle, New York
- Venue: Hynes Athletic Center
Who Will Win Iona vs. Marist?
Iona and Marist Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Iona is 2-1 against the spread when favored by 16 points or more this season.
These two teams average a combined 139 points per game, which equals the total set for this matchup.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 131.1 points per game, 7.9 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
Iona’s average total in outings this season has been 141.1, 2.1 points higher than the total in this particular game.
Red Foxes games this season have averaged an over/under of 128.8 points, 10.2 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The Gaels are 17-12-0 against the spread this season.
The Red Foxes’ ATS record is 13-13-1 this year.
Iona Stats & Insights
Iona averages 76 points per game (78th in college basketball) while giving up 65.2 per contest (50th in college basketball). It has a +313 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 10.8 points per game.
Iona prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 1.5 boards. It is collecting 33.4 rebounds per game (92nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.9 per contest.
The Gaels knock down 6.9 three-pointers per game (239th in college basketball) at a 35.2% rate (132nd in college basketball), compared to the 5.7 per game their opponents make at a 28.7% rate.
Iona ranks 99th in college basketball with 96.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 15th in college basketball defensively with 83.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Gaels are averaging 78.9 points per game in home games. In away games, they are averaging 73.3 points per contest.
Marist Stats & Insights
Marist has been outscored by 2.9 points per game (posting 63 points per game, 348th in college basketball, while conceding 65.9 per contest, 66th in college basketball) and has a -78 scoring differential.
The 31 rebounds per game Marist accumulates rank 232nd in the nation, 1.3 fewer than the 32.3 its opponents collect.
Marist connects on 7.5 three-pointers per game (175th in college basketball) at a 31.8% rate (305th in college basketball), compared to the 7.6 its opponents make, shooting 36.1% from beyond the arc.
Marist averages 86.7 points per 100 possessions on offense (327th in college basketball), and gives up 90.6 points per 100 possessions (156th in college basketball).
The Red Foxes score 62.5 points per game at home, and 63.6 away.
Iona Key Players to Watch
The Gaels scoring leader is Walter Clayton Jr., who averages 16.5 per contest to go with four rebounds and three assists.
Iona’s leading rebounder is Nelly Junior Joseph averaging 9.5 boards per game and its best passer is Daniss Jenkins and his 4.9 assists per game.
Clayton makes more threes per game than any other member of the Gaels, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.
The Iona steals leader is Clayton, who averages 1.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Osborn Shema, who compiles 1.5 rejections per contest.
Marist Key Players to Watch
Patrick Gardner records 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Red Foxes, enough to make him the top scorer and rebounder on the squad.
Marist’s assist leader is Isaiah Brickner with 2.6 per game. He also scores 7.1 points per game and tacks on 3.3 rebounds per game.
Noah Harris hits two three-pointers per game, the most on the Red Foxes.
Marist’s leader in steals is Harris (0.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Stephane Ingo (1.2 per game).
Iona vs. Marist Prediction
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- Pick OU:
Iona 77, Marist 58
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