Marist at Iona: 1/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Iona Gaels (10-2) vs Marist Red Foxes (6-5)
Game Info: Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
Betting Odds: Iona Gaels -9 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels will play host to the Marist Red Foxes in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Sunday night. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Gaels are coming off of a 9 point win over Delaware State in their last time out. Walter Clayton Jr. had a season-high 21 points to lead the Gaels. Nelly Junior Joseph had 14 points and 14 rebounds while Elijah Joiner added 13 points and Tyson Jolly scored 12. The Gaels have won four straight games.
The Iona Gaels are led in scoring by Tyson Jolly who averages 14.4 points and 5.3 rebounds for this team. Nelly Junior Joseph averages 14.3 points and 8.7 rebounds a night. Quinn Slazinski is the third leading scorer for the Gaels as he averages 10.5 points a game for this team.
The Gaels are averaging 77 points per game on 43.7% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 69.9 points per game. They are shooting 72.3% from the free throw line.
The Red Foxes are coming off of a blowout win over Bethune-Cookman in their last time out. Samkelo Cele had 18 points to lead the Red Foxes. Jao Ituka added 13 points while Matt Herasme had 10 points and six rebounds for Marist.
The Marist Red Foxes are led in scoring by Ricardo Wright who averages 14.2 points and 4.3 rebounds for this team. Jao Ituka averages 13.1 points and 1.9 rebounds a game for this team. Raheim Sullivan is the third leading scorer for the Red Foxes as he averages 10.2 points a game for this team.
The Red Foxes are averaging 71.1 points per game on 44.5% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 68.2 points per game. They are shooting 66.7% from the free throw line.
The Gaels are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. Although the Red Foxes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, they may be overvalued against the battle tested Gaels in this spot. The home advantage should be enough for the Gaels to win and cover in this one.
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