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CIT Final Odds: Iona Gaels vs Santa Clara Broncos

Santa Clara BroncosIona Gaels
March 30, 7:00 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Santa Clara Broncos vs Iona Gaels Odds

23-14TEAM RECORD25-11

Iona takes on Kevin Foster and Santa Clara in the CIT Tournament final Wednesday at Hynes Athletics Center.

The Gaels are 25-11 overall on the season and big 10-point favorites here against the Broncos, who routed SMU to earn this spot in the final. Mike Glover had 33 points as the Gaels defeated East Tennessee State 83-80.

View Santa Clara vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Broncos are listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, but that number has been bet down. Your best Gaels line may be at Bovada while Bovada (with a one-time 100% deposit bonus on the books this week) could see the best Santa Clara spread.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels sit at No. 74 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 188 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 83-76.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Broncos is ranked No. 115 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Iona’s No. 97 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iona is the No. 22-ranked team in the country at 8.1 per game, while Santa Clara rates No. 81 at 7.2 per game.

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 234-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Iona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.

Santa Clara was a 72-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Methodist. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. Southern Methodist was victimized by Kevin Foster for 35 points as the Broncos defeated the Mustangs 72-55 in college hoops action on Friday.

Last time out for Iona, they were an 83-80 winner as they battled East Tennessee State on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. East Tennessee State was victimized by Michael Glover for 33 points as the Gaels defeated the Buccaneers 83-80 in college hoops action on Saturday.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Broncos at Gaels trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Iona is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Iona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iona's last 6 games at home