Iona Gaels face Rider Broncs: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Jan 20, 2:00 PM | Alumni Gymnasium

Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting Iona Gaels travelling to Rider Sunday to take on the Broncs.

This season, the Broncs are 10-9 overall and 10-7 ATS ATS, while the Gaels are 12-6 and 8-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rider boasts a 5-8 on the OU, and Iona is 9-3.

View Iona vs Rider Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Broncs in this one found them listed as 2-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Gaels was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Broncs rated this week at No. 141 and the Gaels sitting at No. 251. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-73 result in favor of the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gaels is ranked No. 172 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Rider’s No. 235 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rider is the No. 199-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Iona rates No. 1 at 9.8 per game.

Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 320-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.7 points per game. Rider, meanwhile, comes in at No. 324 nationally in scoring at home.

Iona was an 84-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Fairfield. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Iona got 27 points from Lamont Jones en route to an 84-73 victory over Fairfield on Friday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Rider won its last outing, a 66-54 result against Saint Peter's on January 17. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Tommy Pereira scored 17 points leading the Broncs to a 66-54 victory over Saint Peter's at Yanitelli Center on Thursday.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Peter's are 6-4
After playing Fairfield are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Canisius are 6-4
After playing Saint Peter's are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Gaels at Broncs trends to consider:
Iona is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rider's last 7 games when playing Iona
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Rider is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 6 games

Next up:
Iona home to Saint Peter's, Friday, January 25
Rider home to Canisius, Friday, January 25

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