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Iona Gaels vs Hawks College Hoops Game Preview

Iona GaelsMonmouth Hawks
12-8February 03, 2014, 07:00 | Multipurpose Activity Center10-12

Iona travels to Monmouth on Monday, hoping to boost its 12-8 record with a victory over the Hawks.

The Hawks sport a record of 10-12 and 10-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gaels have 12-8 and 9-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-9 for the Hawks and 10-6 for the Gaels.

View Iona Gaels vs Monmouth Hawks Odds and Stats.

Monmouth opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 227-rated Hawks and the No. 35-ranked Gaels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Iona, they were an 85-73 winner as they battled Manhattan at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Gaels grabbed an 85-73 win over the Jaspers on Friday, behind a 21-point effort from David Laury at Hynes Athletics Center.

Monmouth was a 75-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Marist. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Deon Jones scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawks to a win (they lost 75-73 to Marist at McCann Field House on Thursday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gaels rank No. 224 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.6 per game. That compares with Monmouth’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Monmouth is college basketball's No. 104-ranked team at 6.55 per game, while the Gaels rate No. 3 with 10.4 per game.

Next up:
Iona at Niagara, Friday, February 7th
Monmouth at Fairfield, Friday, February 7th