Fairfield Stags home to Iona Gaels in NCAA Basketball betting action
Iona Gaels vs Fairfield Stags Odds
The Fairfield Stags will hit the floor running against the visiting Iona Gaels Monday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Stags sit at 16-11 (11-13-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gaels are currently 15-11 (10-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Fairfield is 9-12 OU, and Iona is 14-6 OU.
Bettors looking to side with Fairfield in this one found them as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Stags sit at No. 196 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 188 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 76-74.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gaels is ranked No. 92 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with Fairfield’s No. 235 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Fairfield is the No. 204-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Iona rates No. 4 at 9.3 per game.
Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 320-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.2 points per game. Fairfield, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Iona, they were a 74-73 loser as they battled Manhattan on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Gaels endured a 74-73 loss at the hands of the Jaspers on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Lamont Jones at Draddy Gymnasium.
In their last action, Fairfield was a 74-52 winner at home against Siena. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Stags blew out Siena on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 74-52 win at Webster Bank Arena.
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
After playing Manhattan are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
After playing Siena are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Gaels at Stags trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iona's last 8 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iona's last 6 games on the road
Iona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Fairfield is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Fairfield's last 6 games when playing Iona
Fairfield is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Iona
Fairfield is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iona at Indiana State, Saturday, February 23
Fairfield home to Albany, Saturday, February 23