Fairfield Stags take on Gaels in NCAA basketball test
Fairfield Stags vs Iona Gaels Odds
The Iona Gaels will be trying to slam the Fairfield Stags on Friday when the teams tip off at Hynes Athletics Center in college betting action.
The Gaels sit at 11-6 (7-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Stags are currently 10-8 (6-9-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Iona is 8-3 OU, and Fairfield is 4-8 OU.
The Stags were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gaels, most recently No. 251 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Stags, who rate No. 220 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-72 victory for the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iona has the nation's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 82.5 PPG. The visiting Stags defense ranks No. 76 allowing on average 61.6 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fairfield owns the country's No. 36-rated mark, allowing 61.4 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Fairfield, they were a 67-64 loser as they battled Niagara at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Fairfield got 16 points from Justin Jenkins but lost anyway, 67-64, to Niagara on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena.
In their last action, Iona was a 97-87 winner at home against Canisius. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Gaels used a 32-point performance from Sean Armand to help Iona smack Canisius 97-87 on Sunday at Hynes Athletics Center.
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola are 6-4
After playing Niagara are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Rider are 7-3
After playing Canisius are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Stags at Gaels trends to consider:
Fairfield is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Fairfield is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Fairfield is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Iona
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 6 games
Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Fairfield
Fairfield home to Loyola, Monday, January 21
Iona at Rider, Sunday, January 20