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Postseason NIT - Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Iona Gaels Betting Matchup Report

Iona Gaels Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
22-10 March 19, 2014, 07:30 | Thomas Center 27-7

The Postseason NIT wagering menu features a clash between Louisiana Tech and Iona on Wednesday, with the host Bulldogs trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Iona was a dog of 7.5 points over at 5Dimes this week. The total was sky-high 165 at BetOnline.

The Bulldogs are 27-7 so far on the season, and 16-11 ATS vs. the number. The Gaels, meanwhile, are 22-10 and 16-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana Tech go 14-12-1 and the Gaels go 17-12 on the totals.

View Iona Gaels vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Bulldogs sit at No. 2 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

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Iona lost its last outing, a 71-68 result against Manhattan on March 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Gaels got 15 points from A.J. English, but it was Manhattan that prevailed in a 71-68 final on Monday at MassMutual Center.

Louisiana Tech was a 69-60 loser in its last match at home against Tulsa. Kenneth Smith scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 69-60 to Tulsa at Don Haskins Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana Tech's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 81.03 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 243 at 77.22 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 45.55% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.67% per game.

A few Gaels at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Iona is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
Iona is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Iona's last 9 games
Iona is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisiana Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home