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Iona Gaels visit Saint Peter's Peacocks in college basketball clash

Iona GaelsSaint Peter's Peacocks
10-8January 26, 2014, 02:00 | Yanitelli Center7-11

The Saint Peter's Peacocks hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Iona Gaels pay a visit to Yanitelli Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Peacocks currently sports a 7-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-7-1 ATS. The Gaels are 10-8 and 7-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Peacocks produce a 5-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Gaels have gone 10-4 against the number.

View Iona Gaels vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Iona before tip-off in this one found them as -6-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 117-rated Iona taking on the No. 185-rated Peacocks in this contest.

Iona was a 95-73 winner in its last match at home against Quinnipiac. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Iona cruised to victory on Friday, running Quinnipiac out of the gym and running up a 95-73 score at Hynes Athletics Center.

Saint Peter's lost its last outing, a 64-47 result against Siena on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Saint Peter's suffered a 64-47 loss against Siena on Thursday, getting 9 points from Kris Rolle in a losing effort at Times Union Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Peter's has the nation's No. 237-rated offensive output, at 65 PPG. The visiting Gaels defense ranks No. 251 allowing on average 79.78 PPG. The Peacocks FG% has averaged 39.79% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Next up:
Iona home to Manhattan, Friday, January 31st
Saint Peter's at Rider, Friday, January 31st