Iona vs Marist Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Iona Gaels (22-7, 15-3 MAAC) will attempt to build on a nine-game winning stretch when they host the Marist Red Foxes (10-17, 6-12 MAAC) at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Hynes Athletic Center. The game airs on ESPN3.

Thursday’s matchup between the Gaels and the Red Foxes features the Gaels as huge 16-point favorites. A 139-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

Iona vs. Marist Odds

Point Spread for Iona vs. Marist

The spread for this matchup is set at 16 points, with sportsbooks listing Iona as the favorite.

Iona vs. Marist Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iona has -1889 odds to pick up the win, while Marist is listed at +1000 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 139 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN3
  • Location: New Rochelle, New York
  • Arena: Hynes Athletic Center

Iona vs. Marist Betting Trends

Iona is 17-12-0 against the spread this year. The Gaels have been victorious in 21, or 77.8%, of the 27 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Iona’s games this year have hit the over 48.1% of the time (13 out of 27 games with a set point total).

In Marist’s 27 games this season, it has 13 wins against the spread. The Red Foxes have been the underdog on the moneyline 20 total times this season. They’ve finished 6-14 in those games. Marist’s games this year have hit the over on 16 of 27 set point totals (59.3%).

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Iona vs. Marist Key Players to Watch


Nelly Junior Joseph puts up a team-high 9.5 rebounds per contest. He is also posting 15.2 points and 1.2 assists, shooting 54.9% from the floor. Daniss Jenkins leads his squad in assists per contest (4.9), and also posts 14.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Walter Clayton Jr. paces his squad in both points (16.5) and assists (3) per game, and also puts up 4 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.9 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Berrick JeanLouis is averaging 7.8 points, 2 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest.


Patrick Gardner is the Red Foxes’ top scorer (18.7 points per game) and rebounder (6.3), and contributes 2.2 assists. Isaiah Brickner is putting up a team-leading 2.6 assists per game. He’s also contributing 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds, hitting 37.5% of his shots from the floor. The Red Foxes receive 7.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1 assists per game from Javon Cooley. The Red Foxes get 9.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game from Noah Harris.

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What you need to know about the Iona Gaels

A total of eight out of Iona’s 18 MAAC games this season have hit the over. The Gaels rank 78th in the country with 76 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 50th with 65.2 points allowed per contest. With 33.4 boards per game, Iona ranks 92nd in college basketball. It cedes 31.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks 239th in college basketball.

The Gaels are scoring 78.9 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 73.3 points per contest. Iona ranks 239th in college basketball with 6.9 three-pointers per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 132nd with a 35.2% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Gaels have been thriving in terms of defending against three-point shooting this year, ranking 21st-best in the nation in treys allowed per game (5.7) and sixth-best in three-point percentage allowed (28.7%).

The Gaels are 7-3 against the spread and 9-1 overall in their last 10 games. Three of Iona’s past 10 outings have hit the over. On offense, Iona has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 75.1 points per contest over that span compared to the 76 it has racked up over the course of this year. Iona’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (60.9) is 4.3 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (65.2).

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What you need to know about the Marist Red Foxes

In Marist’s 18 chances this year in MAAC play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 12 times. In 2022-23, the Red Foxes are 11th-worst in the country offensively (63 points scored per game) and 66th defensively (65.9 points allowed). On the glass, Marist is 232nd in the nation in rebounds (31 per game). It is 266th in rebounds allowed (32.3 per game).

In 2022-23 the Red Foxes are averaging 1.1 fewer points per game at home (62.5) than away (63.6). Beyond the arc, Marist is 175th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (7.5). It is 305th in 3-point percentage at 31.8%. In 2022-23, the Red Foxes are 228th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7.6 per game) and 314th in defensive 3-point percentage (36.1%).

The Red Foxes have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 3-7 overall in their last 10 contests. Marist has gone over the total in six of its past 10 games. In its previous 10 games, Marist is scoring 62.7 points per game, compared to its season average of 63. In their last 10 games, the Red Foxes are ceding 65.6 points per game, 0.3 fewer points than their season average (65.9).

Iona vs. Marist Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Iona, and we predict that Iona will cover the spread (Iona -16). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 139 points.

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How to bet Iona vs. Marist

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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