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College Basketball Matchup - Iona Gaels Manhattan Jaspers Odds Preview

Manhattan JaspersIona Gaels
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Manhattan Jaspers vs Iona Gaels Odds


The Gaels will try to cover the spread at Hynes Athletics Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Manhattan Jaspers in college basketball action.

The Gaels are 13-3 so far on the season, and 7-7 ATS vs. the number. The Jaspers, meanwhile, are 10-7 and 11-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Iona go 9-5 and the Jaspers go 7-8 on the totals.

View Manhattan vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gaels are listed as 14-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gaels, most recently No. 148 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jaspers, who rate No. 134 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-78 victory for the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Iona's No. 2-ranked scoring average of 85.9 PPG, against a Jaspers defense rated No. 117 and allowing 64.5 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 50.4% to date this season, more than the Jaspers shooters have managed so far (42% per game).

Defensively, Manhattan features the nation's No. 176-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Iona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Manhattan was a 53-51 winner at home against Fairfield. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. The Jaspers grabbed a 53-51 win over the Stags on Sunday, behind a 16-point effort from George Beamon at Draddy Gymnasium.

Iona won its last outing, a 100-76 result against Marist on January 8. They covered in that game as a 16-point favorite. Iona cruised to victory on Sunday, running Marist out of the gym and running up a 100-76 score at McCann Field House.

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Siena are 6-4
After playing Fairfield are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-6
Before playing Loyola are 3-7
After playing Marist are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Jaspers at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Manhattan's last 6 games when playing on the road against Iona
Manhattan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Manhattan is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Iona
Manhattan is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iona is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 6 games when playing at home against Manhattan
Iona is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Manhattan

Next up:
Manhattan home to Siena, Saturday, January 14
Iona home to Loyola, Sunday, January 15