Iona vs. Marist Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Iona Gaels (22-7, 15-3 MAAC) are big, 16-point favorites as they look to build on a nine-game winning streak when they host the Marist Red Foxes (10-17, 6-12 MAAC) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Hynes Athletic Center. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The over/under is 139 for the matchup.

Iona vs. Marist Odds

  • Iona odds to win: -2008
  • Marist odds to win: +1050
  • 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

When it has played as at least 16-point favorites this season, Iona is 2-1 against the spread.

These two teams average a combined 139 points per game, the same as the total set for this game.

Iona and Marist have seen their opponents average a combined 7.9 fewer points per game than the point total of 139 set in this game.

Iona’s average total in matchups this year has been 141.1, 2.1 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.

The average point total for the Red Foxes this year is 10.2 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

The Gaels’ ATS record is 17-12-0 this season.

So far this year, the Red Foxes have put together a 13-13-1 record against the spread.

Iona Stats & Insights

Iona is outscoring opponents by 10.8 points per game with a +313 scoring differential overall. It puts up 76 points per game (78th in college basketball) and gives up 65.2 per outing (49th in college basketball).

The 33.4 rebounds per game Iona averages rank 92nd in college basketball, and are 1.5 more than the 31.9 its opponents pull down per outing.

The Gaels hit 6.9 three-pointers per game (239th in college basketball), 1.2 more than their opponents (5.7).

Iona’s 96.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 99th in college basketball, and the 83.2 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 15th in college basketball.

The Gaels are putting up 78.9 points per game at home. On the road, 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 country, 1.3 fewer than the 32.3 its opponents pull down.

Marist connects on 7.5 three-pointers per game (175th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.6. It shoots 31.8% from deep, and its opponents shoot 36.1%.

Marist ranks 327th in college basketball averaging 86.7 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 156th, allowing 90.6 points per 100 possessions.

At home the Red Foxes are putting up 62.5 points per game, 1.1 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (63.6).

Iona Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Gaels this season is Walter Clayton Jr., who averages 16.5 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game.

Nelly Junior Joseph leads Iona in rebounding, averaging 9.5 per game, while Daniss Jenkins leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.9 in each contest.

Clayton leads the Gaels in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.

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

The Red Foxes’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Patrick Gardner with 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Isaiah Brickner records more assists than any other Marist player with 2.6 per game. He also averages 7.1 points and pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game.

Noah Harris is the top scorer from distance for the Red Foxes, hitting two threes per game.

Marist’s leader in steals is Harris with 0.9 per game, and its leader in blocks is Stephane Ingo with 1.2 per game.

Iona vs. Marist Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Iona (-16)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (139)

  • Prediction:
    Iona 77, Marist 58

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