College Basketball Matchup - Siena Saints Iona Gaels Odds Preview
Iona Gaels vs Siena Saints Odds
The Siena Saints hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Iona Gaels pay a visit to Times Union Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Siena will face the 7-6 Gaels, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Saints are 1-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gaels are 5-2 favoring the OVER.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gaels were listed as 9-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Saints sit at No. 251 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 236 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 77-63.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Siena has the nation's No. 326-rated offensive output, at 57.9 PPG. The visiting Gaels defense ranks No. 334 allowing on average 77.2 PPG. The Saints FG% has averaged 38.9% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.
Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Siena, meanwhile, comes in at No. 341 nationally in scoring at home.
Iona was a 93-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against St. Bonaventure. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Iona got 27 points from Sean Armand en route to a 93-74 victory over St. Bonaventure on Monday at Reilly Center.
Last time out for Siena, they were an 80-52 loser as they battled La Salle at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. The Saints were hammered by La Salle on Saturday, losing by an 80-52 final at Times Union Center in college basketball betting action.
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Manhattan are 7-3
After playing St. Bonaventure are 0-2
After a win are 4-6
Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Rider are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Gaels at Saints trends to consider:
Iona is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Iona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Siena
Siena is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iona
Siena is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Iona
Siena is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Siena is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Iona home to Manhattan, Sunday, January 6
Siena at Rider, Sunday, January 6