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Saint Peter’s vs Marist Pick & Preview: Friday, January 20th Betting Odds

Peacocks vs Red Foxes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Marist Red Foxes
  • Where: Poughkeepsie at McCann Center
  • Date: Friday, January 20th
  • Betting Odds: Saint Peter’s +3.5, STPETE +143 | MARIST -177 O/U 121.5

Peacocks Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Marist, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 7-11. So far, the Peacocks have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 1-8. For the season, Saint Peter’s has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Peacocks being +3.5 point underdogs.

Saint Peter’s will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isiah Dasher who is averaging 14.06 points per game for the Peacocks. Dasher is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Peacocks’ offensive game plan is the play of Jaylen Murray who has hit 36.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.2 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Peter’s this season, as they are currently ranked 339th in college basketball at 66.9 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 Peacocks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.3%, placing them 165th in the NCAA.

Red Foxes Preview:

The Marist Red Foxes head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 7-9. So far this season, Marist has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Red Foxes as the -3.5 point favorites. The Red Foxes have been favored 5 times, going 3-2 straight up.

Patrick Gardner comes into today’s game as the Red Foxes’ leading scorer at 18.75 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Marist’s top rebounder at 6.5 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 9.25 points per game. Overall, he has hit 30.2% of his shots and is adding 2.12 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Marist Red Foxes -3.5

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 -3.5 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 Peacocks’ defense. At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Red Foxes to come out on top and cover.

 


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