Iona Gaels vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds
The Iona Gaels will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sycamores in Indiana State at Hulman Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
Supporters of the Gaels have watched them go 15-12 and 11-14 ATS on the year, while the Sycamores are at 16-11 and 13-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Sycamores are 13-10, while the Gaels have a 14-7 mark.
The visitors opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sycamores at No. 93 and the Gaels at No. 188 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-75 result in favor of the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana State's No. 173 nationally ranked offense (67.6 points per game) against a Gaels defense that sits as the No. 340 at 76.8 PPG. The Sycamores have been averaging 44.2% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).
Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 315-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.3 points per game. Indiana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Iona, they were a 66-64 loser as they battled Fairfield on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. Lamont Jones went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Fairfield handed Iona a 66-64 defeat at Webster Bank Arena.
Indiana State was a 66-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Indiana State suffered a 66-62 loss against Wichita State on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Manny Arop in a losing effort at Hulman Center.
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola are 4-6
After playing Fairfield are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Drake are 8-2
After playing Wichita State are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
A few Gaels at Sycamores trends to consider:
Iona is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Iona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 6 games
Indiana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Iona home to Loyola, Friday, March 1
Indiana State home to Drake, Wednesday, February 27