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Iona Gaels vs Buffalo Bulls CIT Preview

Buffalo BullsIona Gaels
March 22, 7:30 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Iona Gaels Odds

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The Buffalo Bulls and Iona Gaels square off tonight in the quarterfinals of the CIT.

The Bulls upset Western Michigan 49-48 as a 1-point underdog last time out, while the Gaels are coming off an 85-77 win over Valparaiso as a 1.5-point underdog.

View Buffalo vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 74 (Gaels) and the No. 124 (Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-77 result in favor of the Gaels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 137 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with Iona’s No. 92 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iona is the No. 28-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Buffalo rates No. 178 at 6.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Buffalo owns the country's No. 79-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 43 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 49-48 winner as they battled Western Michigan on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Bulls got 11 points from Byron Mulkey as Buffalo ran past Western Michigan 49-48 on Saturday at University Arena.

Iona won its last outing, an 85-77 result against Valparaiso on March 16. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Gaels grabbed an 85-77 win over the Crusaders on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from Michael Glover at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
After playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Valparaiso are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulls at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Iona is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Iona is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home