Iona vs Marist Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 11, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Iona Gaels (26-7, 17-3 MAAC) will aim to earn the MAAC championship along with a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket when they face off with the No. 11 Marist Red Foxes (13-19, 6-14 MAAC) on Saturday at 7:30 PM.

Saturday’s matchup between the Gaels and the Red Foxes sees the Gaels as a double-digit favorite by 14.5 points. The over/under is 133.5 points for the game.

Iona vs. Marist Odds

Point Spread for Iona vs. Marist

The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with bookmakers listing Iona as the favorite.

Iona vs. Marist Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iona has -1579 odds to pick up the win, while Marist is listed at +900 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Arena: Boardwalk Hall

Iona vs. Marist Betting Trends

Against the spread, Iona is 19-14-0 this year. The Gaels have come away with 25 wins in the 31 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Iona’s games this year have hit the over on 15 of 32 set point totals.

Marist has 16 wins against the spread in 32 games this year. The Red Foxes have won eight of the 24 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (33.3%). Marist’s games this season have hit the over on 19 of 32 set point totals (59.4%).

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Iona vs. Marist Key Players to Watch


Nelly Junior Joseph paces the Gaels at 9.4 rebounds per game, while also posting 1.1 assists and 15.2 points. Daniss Jenkins leads his team in assists per contest (5), and also averages 15.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Walter Clayton Jr. averages a team-best 16.9 points per contest. He is also putting up 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists, shooting 46.8% from the field and 43.6% from downtown with 2.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Osborn Shema posts 7.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.7 steals and 1.3 blocked shots.


Patrick Gardner is putting up team highs in points (19 per game) and rebounds (6.6). And he is contributing 2 assists, making 49.8% of his shots from the floor and 37.8% from 3-point range, with 1.7 triples per contest. Isaiah Brickner is the Red Foxes’ top assist man (2.7 per game), and he puts up 7.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Noah Harris gives the Red Foxes 9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2 assists per contest. He also posts 0.8 steals and 0 blocked shots. Javon Cooley gives the Red Foxes 7.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1 assists per game. He also posts 0.7 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Iona Gaels

Iona has compiled a 13-9-0 ATS record in conference action so far this year. This year, the Gaels are putting up 76.4 points per game (67th-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 65.3 points per contest (47th-ranked). This season, Iona is averaging 33.4 boards per game (81st-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 31 rebounds per contest (176th-ranked).

Iona is sinking 7 treys per game (221st-ranked in college basketball). It has a 35.9% shooting percentage (90th-ranked) from three-point land. The Gaels are thriving in terms of defending against three-pointers, as they rank 24th-best in college basketball in threes allowed (5.8 per game) and eighth-best in three-point percentage allowed (29.3%).

The Gaels have gone 10-0 over their past 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Iona has hit the over four times. Iona has seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 78.7 points per game in its last 10 outings, 2.3 points more than the 76.4 it has scored this year. Iona’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (62) is 3.3 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (65.3).

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What you need to know about the Marist Red Foxes

Marist has won 12 games against the spread this year in conference play, while failing to cover 11 times. Offensively, the Red Foxes are the 20th-worst team in the nation (64.2 points per game). Defensively, they are 69th (66.4 points conceded per game). At 31.4 rebounds per game and 32.7 rebounds allowed, Marist is 202nd and 286th in college basketball, respectively.

In 2022-23, Marist is 125th in the nation in 3-point makes (7.8 per game) and 241st in 3-point percentage (33%). Giving up 7.5 3-pointers per game and conceding 34.9% from downtown, the Red Foxes are 215th and 253rd in the nation, respectively, in those categories.

The Red Foxes have gone 5-5 over their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Marist has gone over the total seven times. While Marist is scoring 64.2 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its past 10 games, tallying 67.9 a contest. The Red Foxes are surrendering 66.7 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 0.3 more points than they are allowing for the season (66.4).

Iona vs. Marist Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Iona, and we project that Iona will cover the spread (Iona -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet Iona vs. Marist

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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