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Long Island Blackbirds take on Gaels in college basketball test

Long Island BlackbirdsIona Gaels
Nov 28, 7:00 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Long Island Blackbirds vs Iona Gaels Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Blackbirds of Long Island hit the hard court against the Gaels of Iona.

The Blackbirds will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Gaels are 2-2 ATS. Long Island is 0-0 on the totals; Iona is 3-1.

View Long Island vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gaels at No. 214 and the Blackbirds at No. 145 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 91-81 result in favor of the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iona's No. 1 nationally ranked offense (94.2 points per game) against a Blackbirds defense that sits as the No. 310 at 75.4 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 49% from the field, more than the Blackbirds have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 253-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Iona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Long Island, they were an 80-75 winner as they battled Vermont at home. The Blackbirds grabbed an 80-75 win over the Catamounts on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Julian Boyd at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Iona won its last outing, a 104-99 result against Saint Joseph's on November 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Michael Glover went off for 34 points and added 15 rebounds for good measure, leading Iona to a 104-99 win over Saint Joseph's on Wednesday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Canisius are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Blackbirds at Gaels trends to consider:
Iona is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Iona is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iona's last 6 games
Iona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Long Island home to Wagner, Thursday, December 1
Iona at Canisius, Friday, December 2