Canisius Golden Griffins vs Iona Gaels Odds
The Iona Gaels will hit the floor running against the visiting Canisius Golden Griffins Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
This is a conference playoff game in the MAAC Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at MassMutual Center.
Iona battles the Golden Griffins, currently sitting with a 18-12 mark (13-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-9 for the Gaels and 8-16 for the Golden Griffins.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Gaels installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 158-rated Canisius taking on the No. 180-rated Gaels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-78 win for the Gaels on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iona's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 81.2 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense that ranks No. 241 at 69.2 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Iona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Canisius, they were a 65-61 loser as they battled Rider at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Canisius got 14 points from Isaac Sosa but lost anyway, 65-61, to Rider on Saturday at Koessler Center.
In their last action, Iona was an 80-61 winner at home against Siena. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The Gaels grabbed an 80-61 win over the Saints on Sunday, behind a 16-point effort from Lamont Jones at Hynes Athletics Center.
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Rider are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Siena are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Golden Griffins at Gaels trends to consider:
Iona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Canisius
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Iona's last 10 games when playing Canisius
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iona's last 6 games
Iona is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games