Saint Peter's vs Marist Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 MAAC Tournament (Peacocks Prevail in New Jersey)

Saint Peter's vs Marist Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 MAAC Tournament (Peacocks Prevail in New Jersey)


Saint Peter's vs Marist Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball MAAC Tournament Game
  • Saint Peter's (14-17, 7-13 MAAC) vs. Marist (12-19, 6-14 MAAC)
  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Boardwalk Hall -- Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Coverage: ESPNews

The MAAC Tournament continues on Friday with a great matchup between the Marist Red Foxes and Saint Peter's Peacocks. Saint Peter's is aiming to win back-to-back conference titles for the first time ever. The winner of this semifinal matchup will advance to face the victor in the Niagara vs Iona game.

Marist enters as a victor in four of its last six games following a 75-59 win over Quinnipiac in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Saint Peter's extended its winning streak to three games with a 70-62 victory over Rider on Thursday. Which MAAC squad will keep its surprising tournament run going?

Saint Peter's vs Marist Odds & Spread

Saint Peter's enters this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 119.5 points, which is below average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Saint Peter's vs Marist Betting Trends

  • Saint Peter's is 14-16-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Peacocks' ATS record as 0.5-point favorites or more is 5-6.
  • Saint Peter's has seen 11 of its 30 games go over the point total.
  • Marist's record against the spread is 15-16-0.
  • The Red Foxes have an ATS record of 12-12 as 0.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Out of Marist's 31 games so far this year, 18 have hit the over.
Saint Peter's Rank Saint Peter's AVG Marist AVG Marist Rank
355th 62.2 Points Scored 64.1 339th
43rd 65.0 Points Allowed 66.7 75th
203rd 31.4 Rebounds 31.2 219th
14th 11.2 Off. Rebounds 7.6 265th
314th 6.0 3pt Made 7.8 127th
344th 10.5 Assists 11.0 330th
95th 11.0 Turnovers 10.9 80th

Saint Peter's vs Marist Prediction & Pick

Neither one of these teams was expected to make it here. Saint Peter's entered the MAAC tourney as the No. 10 seed, while Marist was right behind as the No. 11 seed. Defense has been the reason for the upsets, though, as both sides have allowed no more than 62 points each of the last two games.

That defense was present for the Peacocks in each of their two regular season meetings against the Red Foxes, too. Saint Peter's held Marist to point totals of 57 and 56 in two victories. That's been the case all year as head coach Bashir Mason's team allows only 65.4 points per game (No. 41 in NCAA).

Saint Peter's has won eight of its last 10 games against Marist, so back the Peacocks on Friday.

Final Score Prediction: Saint Peter's: 62 | Marist: 59

Saint Peter's vs Marist Best Bet

Not only is Marist 2-8 straight up in its last nine games against Saint Peter's, but it is also 2-8 against the spread (ATS) during that span. The contests haven't been too close as the Peacocks' average margin of victory across those eight wins checks in at +9.8. They know how to pull away in the end.

Marist enters Friday night 3-16 straight up in its last 19 games in March and 5-10 straight up in its last 15 games overall. This isn't the same Saint Peter's team that won a few games in the NCAA tourney last season, but it is still a veteran-led squad that knows what it takes to win a conference title.

Bet: Saint Peter's Peacocks ML (-111)

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