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College basketball point spread favors Gaels in battle with Broncs

Iona GaelsRider Broncs
17-8February 21, 2014, 08:00 | Alumni Gymnasium13-12

The Rider Broncs host Iona on Friday, looking to build on their 13-12 mark against the 17-8 Gaels in college hoops action at Alumni Gymnasium.

Rider battles the Gaels, currently sitting with a 17-8 mark (12-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-7 for the Broncs and 14-8 for the Gaels.

View Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Broncs in this one found them listed as 4-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Gaels was expected to move the line.

The Broncs sit at No. 188 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 9 on the same chart.

Iona was an 89-70 winner in its last match at home against Monmouth. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. The Gaels got 23 points from Tre Bowman as Iona ran past Monmouth 89-70 on Friday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Last time out for Rider, they were a 71-62 winner as they battled Fairfield on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Rider got 20 points from Daniel Stewart en route to a 71-62 victory over Fairfield on Saturday at Webster Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gaels rank No. 217 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.64 per game. That compares with Rider’s No. 183 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rider is college basketball's No. 48-ranked team at 7.52 per game, while the Gaels rate No. 1 with 10.72 per game.

Next up:
Iona at Marist, Sunday, February 23rd
Rider at Siena, Sunday, February 23rd