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Iona Gaels Visit Rider Broncs in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs battle Sunday at Alumni Gymnasium as the Broncs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Rider Broncs to cover the point spread in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 5-12 and 3-10 ATS Rider Broncs will face the 9-7 Iona Gaels, who own a 5-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rider Broncs are 5-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Iona Gaels are 8-6-1.

The Broncs - Gaels odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rider is rated No. 274 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iona is at No. 85.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rider has the nation's No. 230-rated offensive output, at 66.41 PPG. The visiting Iona Gaels defense ranks No. 219 allowing on average 77 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 42.45% so far, less than the Rider Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.96% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

A.J. English was dynamite, scoring 45 points and adding 2 rebounds but Monmouth still won, 110-102, over Iona on Friday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Rider got 38 points from Teddy Okereafor en route to a 102-100 victory over Marist on Thursday at Alumni Gymnasium.

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iona's last 7 games
  • Iona is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Rider is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • Rider is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Rider is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Iona
  • Rider is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iona

Next Betting Matchups

Iona at Saint Peter's, Friday, January 22nd
Rider at Siena, Thursday, January 21st