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Gaels face Marist Red Foxes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Iona GaelsMarist Red Foxes
Jan 8, 2:00 PM | McCann Field House

Iona Gaels vs Marist Red Foxes Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Marist vs Iona battle Sunday at McCann Field House as the Red Foxes look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Red Foxes sit at 7-8 (5-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gaels are currently 12-3 (6-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marist is 7-1 OU, and Iona is 8-5 OU.

View Iona vs Marist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gaels are listed as 14.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Foxes at No. 315 and the Gaels at No. 172 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 87-73 result in favor of the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marist has the nation's No. 113-rated offensive output, at 71.9 PPG. The visiting Gaels defense ranks No. 310 allowing on average 74.9 PPG. The Red Foxes FG% has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.7% per game.

Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Marist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 91 nationally in scoring at home.

Iona was a 73-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Niagara. They failed to cover the 19–point spread as favorites. Iona earned a 73-61 victory over Niagara on Friday, getting 19 points from Michael Glover at Hynes Athletics Center.

Marist was a 99-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rider. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs. Marist suffered a 99-86 loss against Rider on Friday, getting 17 points from Manny Thomas in a losing effort at Alumni Gymnasium.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Manhattan are 5-5
After playing Niagara are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Marist Red Foxes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Canisius are 5-5
After playing Rider are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Gaels at Red Foxes trends to consider:
Iona is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Iona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Marist
Marist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marist's last 5 games when playing Iona
Marist is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iona

Next up:
Iona home to Manhattan, Thursday, January 12
Marist at Canisius, Friday, January 13