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Ohio Bobcats take on Gaels in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Ohio Bobcats hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Hynes Athletics Center against the Iona Gaels.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ohio Bobcats opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Ohio Bobcats vs Iona Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iona Gaels currently sport a 5-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3 ATS. The Ohio Bobcats are 5-1 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Iona Gaels produce a 3-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Ohio Bobcats have gone 1-2 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 95-ranked Iona Gaels and the No. 209-rated Ohio Bobcats in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iona has the nation's No. 135-rated offensive output, at 74.5 PPG. The visiting Ohio Bobcats defense ranks No. 108 allowing on average 68.5 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 43.74% so far, more than the Iona Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.48% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gaels grabbed a 90-73 win over the Knights on Wednesday, behind a 18-point effort from Jordan Washington at Rothman Center.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Ohio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ohio is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ohio's last 18 games on the road
  • Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Iona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Iona is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio home to Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wednesday, December 14th
Iona at NJIT, Wednesday, December 14th

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