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Broncos face Iona Gaels: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Western Michigan BroncosIona Gaels
Nov 18, 3:30 PM | Coliseo do Puerto Rico

Western Michigan Broncos vs Iona Gaels Odds

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Coliseo do Puerto Rico features an NCAAB clash between the host Iona Gaels and the visiting Western Michigan Broncos in college hoops action on Friday.

The game is being played at Coliseo do Puerto Rico, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 0-2 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Gaels are at 0-1 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Gaels are 1-0, while the Broncos have a 0-1 mark.

View Western Michigan vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 74 (Gaels) and the No. 127 (Broncos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-70 result in favor of the Gaels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iona has the nation's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 90 PPG. The visiting Broncos defense ranks No. 284 allowing on average 75.5 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 82 points per game. Iona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Michigan was a 69-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Temple. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. Western Michigan suffered a 69-55 loss against Temple on Thursday, getting 14 points from Matt Stainbrook in a losing effort at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.

Iona was a 91-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against Purdue. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. The Gaels endured a 91-90 loss at the hands of the Boilermakers on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Lamont Jones at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Purdue are 0-2
After playing Temple are 1-1
After a loss are 8-2

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Broncos at Gaels trends to consider:
Iona is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Western Michigan at Purdue, Wednesday, November 23
Iona home to Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, November 23

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