Iona Gaels vs. Marist Red Foxes - 2/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marist Red Foxes (5-18) at Iona Gaels (17-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -15 See the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels will be hosting the Marist Red Foxes on Sunday afternoon at the Hynes Athletic Center.
The Iona Gaels have a solid record this season, as the Gaels are sitting at 17-6 overall on the year, placing the Gaels in first place of the MAAC. The Gaels have one of the top scoring offenses in the nation this season, putting up an average of 82.5 points per game. Impressive numbers, but of course don’t forget about the strength of schedule factoring into those somewhat elevated stats. Still, it takes talent to put up those kinds of points on a regular basis no matter what conference you are from. The Gaels have won three straight heading into this meeting with the Red Foxes, with their last win coming against the Siena Saints, defeating the Saints 87-83.
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The Marist Red Foxes have really struggled this season as the Red Foxes are just 5-18 overall on the season. It should be noted however, that in those five wins for the Red Foxes, four have come in the last four games as Marist is now on a four game win streak. Unlike the Gaels and their great offense, the Red Foxes have one of the worst scoring offenses in the nation this season, putting up just better than 60 points per outing on average.
The Marist Red Foxes are 9-12 against the spread overall this season, while the Iona Gaels are sitting at 8-13 against the number this year. The Red Foxes are 2-2 against the spread following a win this season, while the Gaels are just 4-11 against the number coming off of a victory.
Iona has the offense to cover this number, but I just can’t lay this many points in a game where both teams know each other so well. The Red Foxes are playing their best ball of the year by far right now, and getting this many points with this team looks like the side to be on here.