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Nevada Wolf Pack vs Iona Gaels Betting Matchup Report

Iona GaelsNevada Wolf Pack
5-4December 22, 2013, 04:05 | Lawlor Events Center4-7

Nevada will look to improve on its 4-7 record on Sunday when they host Iona in NCAA basketball odds action at Lawlor Events Center.

The Wolf Pack sport a record of 4-7 and 4-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gaels have 5-4 and 3-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-3 for the Wolf Pack and 3-2 for the Gaels.

View Iona Gaels vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 171-ranked Wolf Pack and the No. 116-rated Gaels in this matchup.

In their last action, Iona was a 96-84 loser on the road against Dayton. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. A.J. English was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 2 rebounds but Dayton still won, 96-84, over Iona on Thursday at Dayton Arena.

Nevada lost its last outing, an 82-80 result against Nebraska Omaha on December 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Wolf Pack endured an 82-80 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Jerry Evans, Jr. at Lawlor Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Nevada's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 76.55 PPG, against a Gaels defense rated No. 238 and allowing 78.11 PPG. The Wolf Pack FG% has averaged 45.02% to date this season, less than the Gaels shooters have managed so far (48.02% per game).

Next up:
Iona at Northern Iowa, Saturday, December 28th
Nevada at Long Beach State, Saturday, December 28th