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Iona vs. Marist - 1/18/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Friday college basketball action features the Iona Gaels hosting the Marist Red Foxes.

The Marist Red Foxes are hoping to avoid a three game skid after falling to Saint Peter’s as a 1.5 point underdog.

Marist struggled late in the second half despite holding a 44.9%-40% shooting advantage with the Peacocks sinking 16 more free throws.

Brian Parker was the lone Red Foxes player to crack double figures with 17 points with Tobias Sjoberg adding nine points and four pulls. 

Marist received eight points and four boards from Austin Williams followed by Aleksandar Dozic and Ryan Funk with seven points each.

The offensive minded Iona Gaels routed Canisius 88-70 on Sunday as a 3.5 point road dog. Iona jumped to a 19 point lead at the intermission and were never challenged behind 53.6% marksmanship.

EJ Crawford and Rickey McGill led the Gaels scoring  spree with 20 points apiece and a combined seven boards.

Iona received 17 points, eleven rebounds and four helpers from Ben Perez while Asante Gist tossed in 18 points off the bench.

Marist Red Foxes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and Marist Red Foxes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and Marist Red Foxes are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. Iona  are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and Iona are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. Over is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings and Marist are 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Iona.

The Gaels have really gone crazy on the scoreboard so something on the over for me…

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