Marist Red Foxes at Iona Gaels Betting Prediction 01/18/19

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The Marist Red Foxes (6-10, 1-3 MAAC) will be at the Hynes Athletics Center to meet the Iona Gaels (5-10, 3-1 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Marist Red Foxes at Iona Gaels ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Gaels had no trouble getting past the Canisius Golden Griffins, 88-70, while the Red Foxes lost to the Saint Peter’s Peacocks, 72-63.

The Gaels had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.661 (above their season average of 0.534) and held the Golden Griffins to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.9 (below their season average of 28.1). Marist, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (13.2 vs. 19.4). Ben Perez had a good game for Iona, recording 17 points and 11 rebounds. Marist received a boost from Brian Parker, who had 17 points.

The Gaels won the sole game between these two teams last season, 98-64. The Gaels’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Red Foxes. Iona had a rate of 8.6, while Marist posted a mark of 18.7. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Conflicting tempos will be on display in this contest. Iona prefers a fast-paced style of play (36th in possessions per game), while Marist is methodical (327th in possessions per game).

Marist at Iona Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Iona, ATS Winner – Marist, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Iona averages 25.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 70th in the nation. Marist ranks 238th in three pointers allowed per game (26.3).
  • The Gaels rank 38th in steals per game (7.9) while the Red Foxes rank 122nd (6.1).
  • Marist ranks 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Iona ranks 88th (3.3).
  • The Red Foxes rank 91st in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while the Gaels rank 234th (38.5).
  • Marist ranks 134th in assists allowed per game (13.4) while Iona ranks 231st (17.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Red Foxes have scored an average of 67.0 points per game (0.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.2 points per game (0.1 below their season average).
  • The Gaels have outscored opponents by an average of 6.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Iona has been defeated by an average of 3.6 points.