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Iona Gaels take on Rams in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Rhode Island Rams hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Iona Gaels pay a visit to Thomas M. Ryan Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Rhode Island Rams as -10.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Iona Gaels vs Rhode Island Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rhode Island Rams are 6-4 so far on the season, and 3-5 ATS vs the number. The Iona Gaels, meanwhile, are 4-3 and 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Rhode Island go 4-4 and the Iona Gaels go 5-1 on betting totals.

The Rhode Island Rams sit at No. 77 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Iona Gaels sit at No. 56 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rhode Island's No. 210-ranked scoring average of 68.4 PPG, against a Iona Gaels defense rated No. 238 and allowing 79.86 PPG. The Rhode Island Rams FG% has averaged 45.16% to date this season, less than the Iona Gaels shooters have managed so far (45.87% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Iona earned a 83-73 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Jordan Washington at Hynes Athletics Center.

Jarvis Garrett scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 70-67 to Nebraska at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday).

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Iona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iona's last 5 games on the road
  • Rhode Island is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Rhode Island is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Iona
  • Rhode Island is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iona
  • Rhode Island is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iona

Next Betting Matchups

Iona home to Santa Barbara, Tuesday, December 22nd
Rhode Island at Old Dominion, Tuesday, December 22nd