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Iona Gaels vs Siena Saints Betting Preview

Siena SaintsIona Gaels
March 5, 7:30 PM | Arena at Harbor Yards

Siena Saints vs Iona Gaels Odds

13-17TEAM RECORD20-10

The Gaels will be trying to slam the Siena Saints on Saturday when the teams tip off at Arena at Harbor Yards in college betting action.

The MAAC Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Arena at Harbor Yards).

Supporters of the Saints have watched them go 13-17 and 8-17-1 ATS on the year, while the Gaels are at 20-10 and 11-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Gaels are 14-9, while the Saints have a 9-17 mark.

View Siena vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels - Saints odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iona is rated No. 88 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Siena is at No. 127. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-70 win for the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iona has the nation's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 79.1 PPG. The visiting Saints defense ranks No. 218 allowing on average 69.2 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Saints marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.

Defensively, Siena features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Iona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Siena was a 68-66 winner at home against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites. Siena got 24 points from Clarence Jackson en route to a 68-66 victory over Manhattan on Friday at Arena at Harbor Yards.

Iona won its last outing, a 74-69 result against Fairfield on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. Iona got 15 points from Scott Machado en route to a 74-69 victory over Fairfield on Sunday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Manhattan are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Fairfield are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Saints at Gaels trends to consider:
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iona's last 9 games
Iona is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Iona is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Siena

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