Iona Gaels vs. Marist Red Foxes - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marist Red Foxes (4-9) at Iona Gaels (8-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -15 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
The Marist Red Foxes go on the road to take the floor with the high octane Iona Gaels.
The Marist Red Foxes have struggled in the MAAC for quite a long time and that trend is continuing with the team getting outscored 77-70 which explains their 4-9 record. The Red Foxes have lost three in a row after a 68-60 defeat at the hands of visiting Saint Peter’s. The Peacocks jumped to a 12 point lead at the half and let their defense finish the job. SPU outshot Marist 40.6%-37% and mustered seven more baskets thanks to 13 extra looks at the basket. Brian Parker led the Marist attack with 14 points and eight boards followed by a 13 point effort from David Knudsen. Kristinn Palsson and Isaiah Lamb added 12 and ten points in a balanced offensive effort.
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The Iona Gaels have been a MAAC for several years and once again are one of the favorites in the conference. The Gaels have been looking good with four straight victories after downing MAAC rival the Rider Broncs 67-58 as a 9.5 point favorite. The Gaels snapped a tie game at the half behind a 38-28 run over the final 20 minutes. Iona held Rider to just 39% shooting which made their 41% accuracy and five more shots add up to four more baskets which was decisive. AJ English poured in a game high 24 points and handed out seven assists with Isaiah Williams adding 15 points and nine rebounds while Aaron Rountree III chipped in eight points and seven boards.
Marist are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Iona. Marist has done well in this match up but that’s because they are not very good and always get a ton of points. They are certainly capable of getting blown out so you have to decide if this game is worthy of betting…