Iona Gaels vs Golden Griffins College Hoops Game Preview

Iona GaelsCanisius Golden Griffins
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Koessler Center

Iona Gaels vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds

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The visiting Iona Gaels hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Koessler Center against the Canisius Golden Griffins.

This season, the Golden Griffins are 14-8 overall and 9-8 ATS ATS, while the Gaels are 14-8 and 10-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Canisius boasts a 6-10 on the OU, and Iona is 12-4.

View Iona vs Canisius Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Griffins as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 158 (Golden Griffins) and the No. 219 (Gaels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-80 result in favor of the Gaels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Canisius's No. 51-ranked scoring average of 73.7 PPG, against a Gaels defense rated No. 339 and allowing 76.4 PPG. The Golden Griffins FG% has averaged 44.7% to date this season, less than the Gaels shooters have managed so far (46.1% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iona owns the country's No. 319-rated mark, allowing 77.5 points per game on the highway. Canisius, on the other hand, rates No. 118 in scoring at home.

Iona was a 93-90 loser in its last match on the road against Niagara. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Gaels got a 24-point effort from David Laury, who added 16 rebounds, but Niagara still managed to defeat Iona 93-90 Thursday at Gallagher Center.

In their last action, Canisius was a 91-79 winner at home against Loyola. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Jordan Heath scored 21 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Canisius on Thursday, leading the Golden Griffins to a 91-79 victory over Loyola at Koessler Center.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Marist are 6-4
After playing Niagara are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Manhattan are 3-7
After playing Loyola are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Gaels at Golden Griffins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 7 games when playing on the road against Canisius
Iona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Iona is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Canisius
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Canisius's last 6 games at home
Canisius is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Canisius is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 5 games

Next up:
Iona home to Marist, Thursday, February 7
Canisius at Manhattan, Thursday, February 7

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