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Iona Gaels face Manhattan Jaspers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Iona GaelsManhattan Jaspers
19-8February 28, 2014, 07:00 | Draddy Gymnasium20-7

The Manhattan Jaspers will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Iona Gaels at Draddy Gymnasium in NCAA basketball action.

Manhattan will face the 19-8 Gaels, who own a 13-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaspers are 14-10 on the OU so far this season while the Gaels are 15-9.

View Iona Gaels vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gaels were listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 32-rated Jaspers and the No. 7-ranked Gaels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Iona was an 86-67 winner in its last match on the road against Marist. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Iona got 22 points from A.J. English en route to an 86-67 victory over Marist on Sunday at McCann Field House.

Manhattan was a 67-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Siena. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Jaspers endured a 67-63 loss at the hands of the Saints on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from George Beamon at Times Union Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gaels rank No. 205 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.11 per game. That compares with Manhattan’s No. 39 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Manhattan is college basketball's No. 107-ranked team at 6.44 per game, while the Gaels rate No. 1 with 10.41 per game.

A few Gaels at Jaspers trends to consider:
Iona is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Iona's last 21 games
Iona is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Manhattan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Manhattan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Manhattan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Manhattan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Iona home to Rider, Sunday, March 2nd
Manhattan at Canisius, Sunday, March 2nd