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Iona Quinnipiac Betting Preview

Quinnipiac BobcatsIona Gaels
11-6January 24, 2014, 07:00 | Hynes Athletics Center9-8

The Iona Gaels will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Quinnipiac Bobcats at Hynes Athletics Center on Friday in NCAA hoops play.

Iona battles the Bobcats, currently sitting with a 11-6 mark (6-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-4 for the Gaels and 5-5 for the Bobcats.

View Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Iona Gaels Odds and Stats.

The Bobcats were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gaels at No. 117 and the Bobcats at No. 53 heading into this contest.

Quinnipiac won its last outing, an 85-71 result against Niagara on January 18. They covered in that game as a 10-point favorite. Quinnipiac earned an 85-71 victory over Niagara on Saturday, getting 16 points from Umar Shannon at TD Bank Sports Center.

In their last action, Iona was an 88-74 winner at home against Siena. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Iona got 25 points from Tre Bowman en route to an 88-74 victory over Siena on Sunday at Hynes Athletics Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 1 in NCAA Division 1 with 47.47 per game. That compares with Iona’s No. 241 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 10.88 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 214 with 5 per game.

A few Bobcats at Gaels trends to consider:
Quinnipiac is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Quinnipiac is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Quinnipiac is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Iona is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Iona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iona's last 7 games
Iona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Quinnipiac at Manhattan, Sunday, January 26th
Iona at Saint Peter's, Sunday, January 26th