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East Tennessee State Buccaneers home to Gaels in CIT semifinal odds

Iona GaelsEast Tennessee State Buccaneers
March 26, 2:00 PM | Memorial Center

Iona Gaels vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds

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The Iona Gaels clash with the East Tennessee State Buccaneers Saturday in the semifinals of the CIT.


The Gaels advanced with a 78-63 win over Buffalo as a 10-point favorite last time out, while the Buccaneers are coming off a 82-73 win against Ohio as a 6-point chalk. The Gaels are a 1.5-point favorite in the matchup while the total was set at 145.5

View Iona vs East Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Buccaneers, most recently No. 42 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gaels, who rate No. 74 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-76 victory for the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Tennessee State's No. 149 nationally ranked offense (69.6 points per game) against a Gaels defense that sits as the No. 216 at 69.2 PPG. The Buccaneers have been averaging 45.4% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iona owns the country's No. 239-rated mark, allowing 73.3 points per game on the highway. East Tennessee State, on the other hand, rates No. 107 in scoring at home.

Iona was a 78-63 winner in its last match at home against Buffalo. They covered the 10–point spread as favorites. Iona got 23 points from Jermel Jenkins en route to a 78-63 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Last time out for East Tennessee State, they were an 82-73 winner as they battled Ohio at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Buccaneers got a terrific 27-point effort from Justin Tubbs as East Tennessee State defeated Ohio 82-73 on Tuesday at Memorial Center.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 0-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Gaels at Buccaneers trends to consider:
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iona's last 8 games on the road