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Iona Gaels vs Liberty Flames Preview

Liberty FlamesIona Gaels
Dec 18, 7:00 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Liberty Flames vs Iona Gaels Odds


The visiting Liberty Flames hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Hynes Athletics Center against the Iona Gaels.

Supporters of the Flames have watched them go 1-9 and 0-3 ATS on the year, while the Gaels are at 4-4 and 4-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Gaels are 2-2, while the Flames have a 0-0 mark.

View Liberty vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gaels at No. 267 and the Flames at No. 286 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-60 result in favor of the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iona's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 78.9 PPG, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 189 at 67 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Flames marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.2% per game.

Defensively, Liberty features the nation's No. 132-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Iona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.

Liberty was a 60-53 loser in its last match on the road against Howard. The Flames endured a 60-53 loss at the hands of the Bison on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Davon Marshall at Burr Gymnasium.

In their last action, Iona was an 81-78 winner on the road against Georgia. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Gaels got a terrific 25-point effort from Lamont Jones as Iona defeated Georgian 81-78 on Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Flames at Gaels trends to consider:
Iona is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
Iona is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Liberty home to Milligan, Friday, December 21
Iona at La Salle, Thursday, December 20