Iona at Marist 2/17/17 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Iona Gaels vs. Marist Red Foxes
NCAAB: 7:00 PM EST
Feb. 17, 2017
The Iona Fighting Gaels fell to Canisius 89-83 last time out. It was their second loss in three games. They'll try to get back on track in the MAAC at lowly Marist, which has dropped eight games in a row, getting crushed by Saint Peter's 71-46 most recently.
Iona plays fast and fires away from deep. The Gaels put up 80.1 points per game (45th) and are 75th in offensive efficiency. They hit 39.8 percent beyond the arc and 76.9 percent of free throws. Jordan Washington leads the way with 16.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Jon Severe chips in 12.3 points and 3.9 boards while Sam Cassell Jr. contributes 11.9 ppg and shoots 38 percent on 3s. Rickey McGill chips in 10.7 ppg and snags 3.9 rpg. Iona allows 76.1 ppg (269th) and is 87th in defensive efficiency.
Marist is not good at basketball. The Red Foxes are one of the worst rebounding teams in the nation on both ends of the floor and are mired in last place in the standings. They surrender 78.9 ppg (313th) and are 333rd in defensive efficiency, allowing 37.5 percent 3-point shooting.
Khallid Hart leads the way with 17.2 points per game, 2.6 rebounds and 37 percent 3-point shooting.Brian Parker adds 12.6 ppg and 5.7 rpg while Ryan Funk chips in 11.6 ppg. Marist is 289th nationally in scoring offense (68 pppg) and is 254th in offensive efficiency. They hand out only 11.2 assists per game, which is 313th in the nation.
Recent Betting Trends:
Gaels are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Red Foxes are 17-37 ATS in their last 54 Friday games.
Over is 6-2 in Gaels last 8 road games.
Under is 4-0 in Red Foxes last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Free Betting Pick: Marist Red Foxes +10
This Red Foxes team is up against much more talented Iona team but getting double digits we have Marist doing just enough to get it done for bettors tonight. Final Score Prediction, Iona Gaels win but fall short ATS 78-71.