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NCAA hoops odds preview - Iona vs. Vermont

Iona GaelsVermont Catamounts
Dec 17, 1:00 PM | Roy Patrick Gym

Iona Gaels vs Vermont Catamounts Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Gaels of Iona hit the hard court against the Catamounts of Vermont.

The Catamounts sit at 4-6 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gaels are currently 8-2 (4-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Vermont is 0-0 OU, and Iona is 6-3 OU.

View Iona vs Vermont Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 244 (Catamounts) and the No. 177 (Gaels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-70 result in favor of the Gaels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vermont's No. 298 nationally ranked offense (61.3 points per game) against a Gaels defense that sits as the No. 331 at 78.3 PPG. The Catamounts have been averaging 43.5% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (51.5% on average).

Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Vermont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Iona was an 88-79 winner on the road against Richmond. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. The Gaels grabbed an 88-79 win over the Spiders on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Michael Glover at Robins Center.

Vermont was a 62-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against Quinnipiac. The Catamounts got 12 points from Brian Voelkel, but it was Quinnipiac that prevailed in a 62-58 final on Sunday at Roy Patrick Gym.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-3
Before playing William & Mary are 1-0
After playing Richmond are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Gaels at Catamounts trends to consider:
Iona is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Iona's last 15 games on the road

Next up:
Iona at William & Mary, Wednesday, December 21
Vermont at Fairleigh Dickinson, Wednesday, December 21