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Iona GaelsLa Salle Explorers
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Iona Gaels vs La Salle Explorers Odds

5-4TEAM RECORD6-2

Tom Gola Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host La Salle Explorers and the visiting Iona Gaels in college hoops action on Thursday.

Supporters of the Gaels have watched them go 5-4 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Explorers are at 6-2 and 3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Explorers are 2-2, while the Gaels have a 2-2 mark.

View Iona vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gaels were listed as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Explorers at No. 187 and the Gaels at No. 267 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-77 result in favor of the Explorers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features La Salle's No. 122-ranked scoring average of 70.6 PPG, against a Gaels defense rated No. 312 and allowing 74.9 PPG. The Explorers FG% has averaged 43.4% to date this season, less than the Gaels shooters have managed so far (44.6% per game).

Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 105 nationally in scoring at home.

Iona was an 87-69 winner in its last match at home against Liberty. The Gaels grabbed an 87-69 win over the Flames on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Lamont Jones at Hynes Athletics Center.

La Salle was a 74-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Bucknell. The Explorers endured a 74-66 loss at the hands of the Bison on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Ramon Galloway at Sojka Pavilion.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Norfolk State are 2-0
After playing Liberty are 2-0
After a win are 6-4

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Bucknell are 2-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Gaels at Explorers trends to consider:
Iona is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
La Salle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
La Salle is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Iona home to Norfolk State, Sunday, December 23
La Salle home to Sacred Heart, Saturday, December 22

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