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Kansas Jayhawks vs Iona Gaels Preview

Iona GaelsKansas Jayhawks
1-1November 19, 2013, 08:00 | Allen Fieldhouse2-0

The Kansas Jayhawks will hit the floor running against the visiting Iona Gaels Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Gaels will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jayhawks are 1-1 ATS. Iona is 0-1 against the total, while Kansas is 2-0 versus the number.

View Iona Gaels vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Jayhawks in this one found them listed as -17.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Tuesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Gaels was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Jayhawks) and the No. 98 (Gaels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Iona was a 76-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wofford. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Iona cruised to victory on Saturday, running Wofford out of the gym and running up a 76-55 score at Hynes Athletics Center.

Kansas won its last outing, a 94-83 result against Duke on November 12. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Jabari Parker went off for 27 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Kansas handed Duke a 94-83 defeat at United Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gaels is ranked No. 95 in NCAA hoops at 40 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 142 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 190-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Iona rates No. 61 at 7.5 per game.

Next up:
Iona home to George Mason, Saturday, November 23rd
Kansas at Towson, Friday, November 22nd