Marist vs. Saint Peter's - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (10-16) at Marist Red Foxes (5-22)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm (McCann Field House)
The Line: Marist Red Foxes +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter's Peacocks and Marist Red Foxes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McCann Arena.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks need a win here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 66.5 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Nick Griffin is averaging 13.3 points and 2.6 rebounds while Davauhnte Turner is averaging 11.9 points and two assists. Sam Idowu is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Taylor is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have lost seven straight road games.
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The Marist Red Foxes need a victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Marist Red Foxes are averaging 72.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 45 percent shooting. Brian Parker is averaging 17.6 points and 3.3 assists while David Knudsen is averaging 11.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. Ryan Funk is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Lamb is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Marist Red Foxes are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Marist Red Foxes are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Marist Red Foxes have lost four straight home games.
The Peacocks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Red Foxes are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Peacocks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Marist, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 21-10 ATS in the last 31 meetings.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks have won each of the last five meetings against Marist and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. The Marist Red Foxes are allowing 82.6 points and being outscored by 11.6 points during their five-game losing streak. Saint Peter's has had issues of its own this season and isn't lighting the world on fire, but it's hard to make a case for the free bucket with a team that's doing nothing right in Marist. I have to back history here and just blindly pick the Peacocks, if forced to pick this game.