Check out our free Marist vs Mount St. Mary’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Emmitsburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Marist vs Mount St. Mary’s Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 22nd Betting Odds
Red Foxes vs Mountaineers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marist Red Foxes at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers
- Where: Emmitsburg at Knott Arena
- Date: Sunday, January 22nd
- Betting Odds: Marist +4, MARIST +155 | MSTM -195 O/U 123.5
Red Foxes Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Mount St. Mary’s, the Marist Red Foxes will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 7-10. On the road, the Red Foxes will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 4-4. So far, the Red Foxes have been the underdog 11 times, going 4-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Patrick Gardner comes into today’s game as the Red Foxes’ leading scorer at 18.53 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Marist’s top rebounder at 6.41 boards per contest. Behind Gardner, the team has benefited from the strong play of Noah Harris, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.59 points per game. Overall, he has hit 31.0% of his shots and is adding 2.18 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 they 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.
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 6-13. Currently, the Mountaineers have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 2-5. The Mountaineers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Mount St. Mary’s has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 1-5.
Mount St. Mary’s’ leading scorer this season is Jalen Benjamin, who is averaging 14.24 points per contest. So far, Benjamin has accounted for 20.47% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.06 rebounds per game and 3.71 assists. Dakota Leffew is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, averaging 13.06 points per game. Between him and Leffew, they are accounting for 39.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Mount St. Mary’s this season, as they are currently ranked 354th in college basketball at 66.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 220th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Marist Red Foxes +4
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate Marist putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Mountaineers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Red Foxes to cover.
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