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Iona Gaels visit Denver Pioneers in NCAAB hoops battle

Iona GaelsDenver Pioneers
Dec 7, 9:00 PM | Magness Arena

Iona Gaels vs Denver Pioneers Odds

6-1TEAM RECORD6-1

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Denver vs Iona battle Wednesday at Magness Arena as the Pioneers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Pioneers sport records of 6-1 and 3-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gaels have 6-1 and 3-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Pioneers and 4-2 for the Gaels.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 192-ranked Pioneers and the No. 180-rated Gaels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 87-79 win for the Gaels on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Denver's No. 344-rated squad against Iona's No. 111-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 60 in the country with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 72 nationally with 7.6 per match.

Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 42-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.7 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

Iona won its last outing, a 98-62 result against Niagara on December 4. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. Iona cruised to victory on Sunday, running Niagara out of the gym and running up a 98-62 score at Gallagher Center.

In their last action, Denver was a 62-46 winner at home against Texas Southern. Denver got 22 points from Brian Stafford en route to a 62-46 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday at Magness Arena.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Niagara are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Northern Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Gaels at Pioneers trends to consider:
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Iona's last 12 games on the road
Denver is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Iona at Marshall, Sunday, December 11
Denver at Northern Colorado, Wednesday, December 14

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