Looking to win big? The Mountain Hawks and Red Foxes face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Red Foxes are hosting the game at McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 135.5 points, and the Red Foxes are favored to win at home against the Mountain Hawks.

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS VS MARIST RED FOXES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marist Red Foxes -6.5

This game will be played at McCann Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE MARIST RED FOXES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Red Foxes.
  • Not only will Marist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is a Win at Poughkeepsie Possible for the Mountain Hawks?

Lehigh will be competing in their 11th game of the season, and currently have a record of 2-8. In their previous ten games on the road, Lehigh went 2-8, which includes games from last year. As of now, Lehigh has a 5-3 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. In their previous five games, the team has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.

Lehigh comes in with an over/under record of 4-4-0 through 10 games, with their games averaging a combined 153 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Mountain Hawks’ over/under record is 2-0, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 74.9 points per game, Lehigh struggled in their previous game. Against Boston College, the Mountain Hawks scored 69 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40.7%. Offensively, the Mountain Hawks have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 297th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 343rd in percentage and 201st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Mountain Hawks’ defense holds the 209th rank in the nation, allowing 75.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. Marist. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.8%.

Can the Red Foxes Live Up to the Hype at Home?

As they prepare for their 11th game of the season, Marist currently holds a 7-3 record. Looking back at their last ten home games, which includes games from last year, Marist has a 5-5 record. Marist has a winning record against the spread, currently sitting at 9-1. Over their last five games, the team is a perfect 5-0 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Marist have had an average of 127.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 132.8 points. Their over/under record is 2-8-0. When looking at the Red Foxes’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 120 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Marist offense put up just 56 points vs. the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Overall, they are now averaging 67.2 points per game which is 385th in the country. Currently leading the team in scoring is Max Allen who comes into today’s matchup averaging 12.4. Josh Pascarelli also heads into the game with a PPG average of 9.9.

So far, the Red Foxes’ defense is ranked 9th in the country at 60.4 points per contest. The Marist defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 60 points and allowed Notre Dame to connect on 6 threes.