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NCAA hoops odds preview - George Mason vs. Iona

George Mason PatriotsIona Gaels
4-0November 23, 2013, 02:00 | Hynes Athletics Center1-2

The Iona Gaels will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the George Mason Patriots at Hynes Athletics Center in NCAA basketball action.

Iona will face the 4-0 Patriots, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gaels are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Patriots are 1-0 favoring the OVER.

View George Mason Patriots vs Iona Gaels Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 98-ranked Gaels and the No. 68-rated Patriots in this matchup.

Last time out for George Mason, they were a 58-46 winner as they battled St. Francis PA at home. Sherrod Wright scored 14 points leading the Patriots to a 58-46 victory over St. Francis PA at Patriot Center on Tuesday.

Last time out for Iona, they were an 86-66 loser as they battled Kansas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point underdog. Iona was run off the court by the Jayhawks on Tuesday as Kansas routed them 86-66 at Allen Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Patriots is ranked No. 143 in NCAA hoops at 37.25 per game. Contrast that with Iona’s No. 184 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iona is the No. 35-ranked team in the country at 8.33 per game, while George Mason rates No. 200 at 5 per game.

Next up:
George Mason at Princeton, Tuesday, November 26th
Iona at Florida Gulf Coast, Sunday, December 1st