Rider Broncs vs Iona Gaels Odds
Iona will look to improve on its 14-10 record on Saturday when they host Rider in NCAA basketball odds action at Hynes Athletics Center.
Iona will face the 13-12 Broncs, who own a 13-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gaels are 13-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncs are 6-13 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gaels at No. 196 and the Broncs at No. 164 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-72 result in favor of the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iona's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 82.8 PPG, against a Broncs defense that ranks No. 125 at 64.3 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rider owns the country's No. 127-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Rider was a 72-69 winner at home against Niagara. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Rider got 23 points from Anthony Myles en route to a 72-69 victory over Niagara on Thursday at Alumni Gymnasium.
In their last action, Iona was a 105-104 loser at home against Marist. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Lamont Jones chucked in a team-high 37 points for Iona on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 105-104 at Hynes Athletics Center.
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Peter's are 9-1
After playing Niagara are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Manhattan are 8-2
After playing Marist are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Broncs at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rider's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iona's last 5 games when playing Rider
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iona's last 5 games when playing at home against Rider
Iona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Rider home to Saint Peter's, Thursday, February 14
Iona at Manhattan, Friday, February 15