Iona Gaels visit Georgia Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Iona Gaels vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Georgia vs Iona battle Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bulldogs sport records of 2-6 and 2-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gaels have 3-4 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-4 for the Bulldogs and 1-2 for the Gaels.
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Gaels odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgia is rated No. 177 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iona is at No. 244. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-64 win for the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gaels is ranked No. 233 in NCAA hoops at 33.7 per game. Contrast that with Georgia’s No. 296 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia is the No. 186-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Iona rates No. 29 at 8.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iona owns the country's No. 74-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 322 in scoring at home.
Iona was an 81-73 loser in its last match at home against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Myles Mack scored 19 points leading the Scarlet Knights to an 81-73 victory over Iona at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
Georgia lost its last outing, a 62-54 result against Georgia Tech on December 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. The Bulldogs endured a 62-54 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Liberty are 2-0
After playing Rutgers are 1-1
After a loss are 8-2
Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Mercer are 5-0
After playing Georgia Tech are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Gaels at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Iona is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Georgia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Georgia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Iona home to Liberty, Tuesday, December 18
Georgia home to Mercer, Tuesday, December 18