Iona vs. Marist MAAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Iona vs. Marist MAAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 11, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The top-seeded Iona Gaels (26-7, 17-3 MAAC) are 14.5-point favorites to win the MAAC Tournament Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket over the No. 11 seed Marist Red Foxes (13-19, 6-14 MAAC) on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall. The game begins at 7:30 PM and airs on ESPNU. The matchup has an over/under set at 134.5 points.

Iona vs. Marist Odds

  • Iona odds to win: -1395
  • Marist odds to win: +825
  • Spread: Iona (-14.5)
  • Total: 134.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Venue: Boardwalk Hall

Who Will Win Iona vs. Marist?

Iona and Marist Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games it has played as at least 14.5-point favorites this season, Iona is 4-2 against the spread.

Marist is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 14.5 points or more this season.

The Gaels and Red Foxes average 6.1 more points between them than the total of 134.5 for this game.

Iona and Marist have seen their opponents average a combined 2.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 134.5 set for this matchup.

The average point total for Iona’s games this year is 7.2 more points than the over/under of 134.5 in this matchup.

The average point total for the Red Foxes this year is 3.9 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

The Gaels are 19-14-0 against the spread this season.

So far this season, the Red Foxes have put together a 16-15-1 record against the spread.

Iona Stats & Insights

Iona outscores opponents by 11.1 points per game (scoring 76.4 per game to rank 67th in college basketball while giving up 65.3 per contest to rank 47th in college basketball) and has a +366 scoring differential overall.

Iona is 81st in the country at 33.4 rebounds per game. That’s 2.4 more than the 31 its opponents average.

The Gaels hit 7 three-pointers per game (222nd in college basketball) at a 35.9% rate (90th in college basketball), compared to the 5.8 per game their opponents make at a 29.3% rate.

Iona ranks 71st in college basketball with 98.1 points scored per 100 possessions, and 18th in college basketball defensively with 83.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Offensively, the Gaels have played better when playing at home this season, posting 80.1 points per game, compared to 73.8 per game on the road.

Marist Stats & Insights

Marist has a -70 scoring differential, falling short by 2.2 points per game. It is putting up 64.2 points per game, 339th in college basketball, and is allowing 66.4 per contest to rank 69th in college basketball.

Marist ranks 202nd in the nation at 31.4 rebounds per game. That’s 1.3 fewer than the 32.7 its opponents average.

Marist hits 7.8 three-pointers per game (126th in college basketball) at a 33% rate (241st in college basketball), compared to the 7.5 its opponents make, shooting 34.9% from beyond the arc.

Marist ranks 314th in college basketball averaging 87.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 149th, allowing 90.6 points per 100 possessions.

At home the Red Foxes are putting up 63.4 points per game, 1.0 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (64.4).

Iona Key Players to Watch

Walter Clayton Jr. leads the Gaels in scoring, tallying 16.9 points per game to go with 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Nelly Junior Joseph is Iona’s leading rebounder, grabbing 9.4 per game, while Daniss Jenkins is its best passer, distributing five assists in each contest.

The Gaels get the most three-point shooting production out of Clayton, who makes 2.3 threes per game.

Clayton is Iona’s leader in steals, averaging 1.9 steals per game, while Joseph leads them in blocks with 1.5 per contest.

Marist Key Players to Watch

Patrick Gardner puts up 19 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for the Red Foxes, enough to make him the top scorer and rebounder on the team.

Isaiah Brickner records more assists than any other Marist teammate with 2.7 per game. He also scores 7.6 points and pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game.

Noah Harris is the most prolific from deep for the Red Foxes, hitting two threes per game.

Marist’s leader in steals is Gardner (0.8 per game), and its leader in blocks is Stephane Ingo (1.2 per game).

Iona vs. Marist Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Iona (-14.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (134.5)

  • Prediction:
    Iona 76, Marist 60

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.