Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Iona Gaels Odds
The Iona Gaels will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Sports and Fitness Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The game is being played at Sports and Fitness Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
This season, the Gaels are 1-1 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Demon Deacons are 1-1 and 1-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Iona boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Wake Forest is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 136 (Gaels) and the No. 305 (Demon Deacons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-76 result in favor of the Demon Deacons has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iona's No. 75 nationally ranked offense (78.5 points per game) against a Demon Deacons defense that sits as the No. 257 at 72 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 44.3% from the field, less than the Demon Deacons have managed so far this season (55.7% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wake Forest owns the country's No. 259-rated mark, allowing 77 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 122 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Wake Forest was a 77-71 loser on the road against Connecticut. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Wake Forest got 21 points from Codi Miller-McIntyre but lost anyway, 77-71, to Connecticut on Friday at Sports and Fitness Center.
Last time out for Iona, they were a 98-92 loser as they battled Quinnipiac at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Lamont Jones was dynamite, scoring 40 points and adding 2 rebounds but Quinnipiac still won, 98-92, over Iona on Friday at Sports and Fitness Center.
Wake Forest home to William & Mary, Friday, November 23
Iona home to Niagara, Wednesday, November 28