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Iona Gaels vs Siena Saints Preview

Siena SaintsIona Gaels
7-11January 19, 2014, 05:00 | Hynes Athletics Center8-8

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Saints of Siena hit the hard court against the Gaels of Iona.

Iona will face the 7-11 Saints, who own a 9-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gaels are 8-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Saints are 5-11 favoring the OVER.

View Siena Saints vs Iona Gaels Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Iona Gaels as -11.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gaels rated this week at No. 109 and the Saints sitting at No. 152.

In their last action, Iona was an 85-83 loser at home against Canisius. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Iona got 19 points from Sean Armand but lost anyway, 85-83, to Canisius on Friday at Hynes Athletics Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Saints rank No. 52 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.22 per game. That compares with Iona’s No. 235 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iona is college basketball's No. 2-ranked team at 10.75 per game, while the Saints rate No. 242 with 4.28 per game.

A few Saints at Gaels trends to consider:
Siena is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Siena is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena's last 6 games on the road
Siena is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Iona
Iona is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Iona is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 6 games
Iona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Siena home to Saint Peter's, Thursday, January 23rd
Iona at Quinnipiac, Friday, January 24th