Iona vs. Manhattan in MAAC title game
The top two teams in the MAAC from the regular season will hit the hardwood in the conference's title game on Monday as the Iona Gaels tip off against the Manhattan Jaspers.
Iona and Manhattan split their two meetings in the regular season 1-1 SU, but the Gaels won both of those contests ATS. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors on the college basketball betting lines in each of their last three matchups.
Supporters of the Jaspers have watched them go 24-7 and 15-14-2 ATS on the year, while the Gaels are at 22-9 and 16-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Gaels are 17-11, while the Jaspers have a 16-12 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Gaels in this one found them listed as 0-point earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Jaspers was expected to move the line.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Gaels and the No. 23-rated Jaspers in this matchup.
In their last action, Manhattan was an 87-68 winner at home against Quinnipiac. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. George Beamon went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Manhattan over Quinnipiac, 87-68, on Sunday at MassMutual Center.
Iona was a 75-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Canisius. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Gaels grabbed a 75-72 win over the Golden Griffins on Sunday, behind a 21-point effort from Sean Armand at MassMutual Center.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iona's No. 200-rated squad against Manhattan's No. 39-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iona rates No. 1 in the country with 10.45 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 113 nationally with 6.35 per match.