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NCAAB betting line favors Gaels over Broncs

Iona GaelsRider Broncs
Feb 15, 7:00 PM | Alumni Gymnasium

Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs Odds

20-6TEAM RECORD11-16

The visiting Gaels hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Alumni Gymnasium against the Rider Broncs.

Rider battles the Gaels, currently sitting with a 20-6 mark (12-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-7-1 for the Broncs and 12-11-1 for the Gaels.

View Iona vs Rider Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Rider sat as 7.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 242 (Broncs) and the No. 137 (Gaels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 86-73 result in favor of the Gaels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Rider's No. 76-ranked scoring average of 72.5 PPG, against a Gaels defense rated No. 300 and allowing 72.9 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 45% to date this season, less than the Gaels shooters have managed so far (49.7% per game).

Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 158-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Rider, meanwhile, comes in at No. 71 nationally in scoring at home.

Iona was an 83-74 winner in its last match at home against Marist. They failed to cover the 21-point spread as favorites. Michael Glover scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Iona over Marist, 83-74, on Sunday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Rider lost its last outing, an 84-82 result against Niagara on February 11. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Novar Gadson scored 26 points for Rider on Saturday, but the Purple Eagles managed an 84-82 victory over the Broncs at Gallagher Center.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Marist are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Niagara are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Gaels at Broncs trends to consider:
Iona is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Iona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rider
Rider is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rider's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rider's last 6 games when playing Iona
Rider is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Iona home to Nevada, Saturday, February 18
Rider at Albany, Saturday, February 18