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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Iona Gaels in college hoops odds

Iona GaelsMarshall Thundering Herd
Dec 11, 2:30 PM | Cam Henderson Center

Iona Gaels vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Marshall vs Iona battle Sunday at Cam Henderson Center as the Thundering Herd look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Marshall battles the Gaels, currently sitting with a 7-1 mark (3-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-2 for the Thundering Herd and 5-2 for the Gaels.

View Iona vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Thundering Herd in this one, they're listed as 2-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thundering Herd - Gaels odds would favor the Thundering Herd if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marshall is rated No. 85 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iona is at No. 180. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-82 win for the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marshall's No. 185-ranked offense, averaging 67.7 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 329 at 77.8 PPG. The Thundering Herd field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iona owns the country's No. 85-rated mark, allowing 65 points per game on the highway. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 222 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Iona, they were an 80-78 winner as they battled Denver on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Gaels grabbed an 80-78 win over the Pioneers on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Lamont Jones at Magness Arena.

Marshall lost its last outing, a 62-56 result against Syracuse on December 6. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point underdog. Dennis Tinnon scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Thundering Herd to a win (they lost 62-56 to Syracuse at Carrier Dome on Tuesday).

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Richmond are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing High Point are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Gaels at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Iona's last 13 games on the road
Marshall is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Marshall is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Iona at Richmond, Wednesday, December 14
Marshall home to High Point, Saturday, December 17