The MAAC Championship game will see Marist vs. Iona. The Gaels are red-hot and show no signs of slowing down. Marist is in a bad spot here and needs a miracle to knock off the Gaels. The question of who wins is irrelevant at this point. The more important question is: can Iona cover the spread?
Marist vs. Iona Match Details
Fixture: Marist @ Iona
Date and Time: March 11, 2023, @ 7:30 p.m. EST
Location: Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Marist vs. Iona Betting Odds
Marist is 13-19 on the year and is coming off a 69-57 victory over St. Peter’s yesterday. The Red Foxes are averaging 64.2 points per game and are shooting 41.2% from the field. Marist is allowing their opponents to average 66.7 points a game. Patrick Gardner is the heart and soul of this team. Gardner is averaging 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game this season. This team has not played well all year but has seemed to found its stride in the MAAC Tourney. Up next: a near-impossible matchup against Iona.
Iona is 26-7 on the year and is coming off a dominant win over Niagara yesterday. The Gaels are averaging 76.4 points per game and are shooting 46.2% from the field. Walter Clayton Jr., Daniss Jenkins, and Nelly Junior Joseph all average over 15 points per game. This a three-headed monster that is hard to defend. Defensively Iona gives up 65.5 points per game on average.
Marist and Iona have played twice this year, and the Gaels blew them out in both games.
Iona, Iona, Iona, and again IONA!!! This is going to be a total annihilation, and there is nothing Marist will be able to do about it. Iona is too much for Marist to handle. The Gaels have been dominating this conference all year, and this one is going to be ugly.
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