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Marist Red Foxes vs. Saint Peter's Peacocks - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Saint Peter's Peacocks (4-7) at Marist Red Foxes (4-8)

College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (McCann Field House)

The Line: Marist Red Foxes +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Saint Pete’s Peacocks look for a perfect start to MAAC play when they visit the Marist Red Foxes.

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks don’t have awful overall  numbers but getting everything on the same page the past few weeks has been an issue. The Peacocks have dropped three of four after a 65-62 loss to visiting Cornell as a seven point favorite. The Big Red were held to 37% from the field but forced 20 SPU giveaways and turned them in to seven more looks at the basket and a few more field goals which was decisive with the Peacocks hitting at 38%. Antwon Polley poured in a game high 22 points on 8-16 shooting but was the Peacocks only double digit scorer. Cameron Jones chipped in with nine points and nine players scored overall but nothing explosive.

Marist Red Foxes vs. Saint Peter's Peacocks - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Marist Red Foxes are a bit better then in prior seasons but  the two basic problems still remain; not enough scoring or defense. The Red Foxes have dropped consecutive contests following a 92-83 loss to visiting Canisius as a six point home dog on Saturday. This was close until the Golden Griffins pulled away late behind a 27-10 advantage at the charity stripe. Marist received 26 points and five yanks from star Khallid Hart  who nailed six bombs. Kristinn Palsson scored 18 points on another six bombs while Isaiah Lamb and Brian Parker netted 15 points apiece with Parker handing out eight assists.

Saint Peter’s are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall and Marist are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Monday games while the Peacocks are 0-9 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The spread says nobody has a clue about this one so I’ll take the team that has covered in nine straight in this match up…

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