Iona Gaels host Marist Red Foxes in college basketball action
Marist Red Foxes vs Iona Gaels Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Iona Gaels try to run the Marist Red Foxes off the court at Hynes Athletics Center in college hoops action.
The Gaels bring a 14-9 record (10-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-18 Red Foxes, who are 7-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Iona go 12-5 so far and the Red Foxes go 6-10.
Bettors looking to go with the Gaels in this one found them listed as 16-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Red Foxes was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 196-ranked Gaels and the No. 329-rated Red Foxes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-64 win for the Gaels on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iona has the nation's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 81.8 PPG. The visiting Red Foxes defense ranks No. 272 allowing on average 70.5 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Red Foxes marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marist owns the country's No. 145-rated mark, allowing 68.5 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.
Marist was a 64-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against Rider. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Marist suffered a 64-58 loss against Rider on Sunday, getting 24 points from Chavaughn Lewis in a losing effort at McCann Field House.
Iona lost its last outing, a 77-74 result against Canisius on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Taaj Ridley scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Gaels to a win (they lost 77-74 to Canisius at Koessler Center on Saturday).
Marist Red Foxes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Rider are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Rider are 7-3
After playing Canisius are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Red Foxes at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marist's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marist's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iona
Marist is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Marist is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Iona
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Marist
Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Marist
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iona's last 5 games when playing at home against Marist
Marist home to Loyola, Sunday, February 10
Iona home to Rider, Saturday, February 9