Check out our free Marist vs Maine pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in London. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Marist vs Maine Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds
Red Foxes vs Black Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marist Red Foxes at Maine Black Bears
- Where: London at O2 Arena (ENG)
- Date: Sunday, December 4th
- Betting Odds: Marist -2, MARIST -130 | MAINE +110 O/U 126.0
Red Foxes Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Maine, the Marist Red Foxes will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 3-4. So far, the Red Foxes have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. This season, Marist has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1. For today’s contest, Marist have a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Patrick Gardner comes into today’s game as the Red Foxes’ leading scorer at 15.86 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Marist’s top rebounder at 7.57 boards per contest. Behind Gardner, the team has benefited from the strong play of Javon Cooley who is second on the team in scoring at 9.43 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.2% of his shots and is adding 7.29 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Marist this season, as they are currently ranked 277th in college basketball at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Foxes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 219th in the NCAA.
Black Bears Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Marist, the Maine Black Bears will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 4-3. Currently, the Black Bears have been the home team 2 times, sitting with a record of 2-0. So far, the Black Bears have been the underdog 4 times, going 1-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Maine’s leading scorer this season is Kellen Tynes who is averaging 16.43 points per contest. So far, Tynes has accounted for 22.37% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.57 rebounds per game and 3.71 assists. Gedi Juozapaitis is the second leading scorer for the Black Bears, averaging 15.14 points per game. Between him and Juozapaitis, they are accounting for 43.0% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Maine this season, as they are currently ranked 433rd in college basketball at 62.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Black Bears’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 412nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Marist Red Foxes -2
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Marist Red Foxes to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2 point betting favorites. Although Marist as a team is just 234th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Black Bears’ defense. At -2 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Red Foxes to come out on top and cover.
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