Betting on today’s Gaels and Red Foxes game? Catch the action at McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, as the Red Foxes hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference game currently have Marist as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 132 points.

IONA GAELS VS MARIST RED FOXES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marist Red Foxes -3.5

This game will be played at McCann Center at 2:00 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.

WHY BET THE MARIST RED FOXES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Red Foxes.
  • Not only will Marist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Are the Gaels Ready for a Win at Poughkeepsie?

After losing their last game to Quinnipiac by a score of 82-64, Iona will look to snap their four-game losing streak when they take on Marist. On the road this season, the Gaels have gone 5-9, and they are 13-15 overall.

So far this season, Iona has been the underdog in seven games, and they have yet to win as the underdog. As the underdog, they have gone 0-7.

As the underdog, Iona has gone just 3-4 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Gaels have a record of 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, Iona’s ATS mark is 7-7 this year, but they have lost their last 3 games vs. the spread away from home.

Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in Iona’s games this season (144.5). This year, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points compared to their season average of 144.3 points per game.

The Iona offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 64 points versus Quinnipiac. During the game, they attempted 25 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 36.5%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Gaels offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.1 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 43%.

Iona’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Quinnipiac, the Bobcats finished with a field goal percentage of 36% and a total of 82 points vs. Iona.

Are the Red Foxes Ready for a Home Win?

Marist has been the favorite in 14 of their 26 games this season, going 11-3 in those games. They come into this one with a 16-10 record, including an 11-6 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. At home, the Red Foxes are 8-3 this season, and they have won three in a row.

In their last game, Marist defeated Fairfield by a score of 58-55. Over their last 10 games at home, the Red Foxes have gone 7-3. This season, they have a scoring margin of +8.0 points per game at home.

As the favorite this season, Marist has gone 9-5 vs. the spread. At home, the Red Foxes are 7-4 ATS this year and have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Marist has a 5-5 ATS mark.

So far this season, the over/under record for Marist games is 8-18. Today’s over/under line of 132 is exactly in line with the average over/under line in their games this season. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 116 points, which is lower than today’s line.

Coming off their recent game, the Marist offense tallied 58 points in a matchup against Fairfield. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.4%, and they made 6 threes. Offensively, the Red Foxes hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 253rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 138th in terms of percentage and 236th in three-pointers made.

In the current season, the Marist defense has excelled, sitting 6th in the nation by allowing 61.5 points per game. So far, the Marist defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (531st).