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Iona Gaels Visit Manhattan Jaspers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Iona Gaels will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Jaspers in Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Manhattan Jaspers betting line opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Iona Gaels vs Manhattan Jaspers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iona Gaels will look to cover the spread vs the Manhattan Jaspers on Friday, as the Gaels are 12-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jaspers are 13-12 ATS. Iona is 13-12-1 against the total, while Manhattan is 11-14 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 173-ranked Manhattan Jaspers and the No. 14-rated Iona Gaels in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Manhattan's No. 215-ranked scoring average of 68.37 PPG, against a Iona Gaels defense rated No. 196 and allowing 74.26 PPG. The Manhattan Jaspers FG% has averaged 42.43% to date this season, less than the Iona Gaels shooters have managed so far (45.11% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

A.J. English poured in a team-high 32 points for Iona on Monday, as they defeated Siena 87-81 at Times Union Center.

Manhattan was run off the court by the Peacocks on Tuesday as Saint Peter's routed them 61-40 at Draddy Gymnasium.

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Iona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iona's last 6 games
  • Iona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Manhattan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Manhattan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Manhattan's last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Manhattan's last 8 games when playing Iona

Next Betting Matchups

Iona home to Canisius, Sunday, February 28th
Manhattan at Rider, Sunday, February 28th