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Quinnipiac Bobcats battle vs Iona Gaels highlights college basketball odds menu

Iona GaelsQuinnipiac Bobcats
5-6January 02, 2014, 07:30 | TD Bank Sports Center6-5

The Quinnipiac Bobcats will be trying to slam the Iona Gaels on Thursday when the teams tip off at TD Bank Sports Center in college betting action.

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

View Iona Gaels vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bobcats installed as -2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 257-rated Bobcats and the No. 145-ranked Gaels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Iona, they were a 90-78 loser as they battled Northern Iowa on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Gaels endured a 90-78 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Ryden Hines at McLeod Center.

Quinnipiac lost its last outing, a 76-68 result against Oregon State on December 29. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Bobcats endured a 76-68 loss at the hands of the Beavers on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Umar Shannon at Gill Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Quinnipiac has the nation's No. 96-rated offensive output, at 75.82 PPG. The visiting Gaels defense ranks No. 244 allowing on average 79.36 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 40.51% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.54% per game.

A few Gaels at Bobcats trends to consider:
Iona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Iona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iona's last 5 games
Iona is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Quinnipiac is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Quinnipiac is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Iona home to Niagara, Saturday, January 4th
Quinnipiac at Monmouth, Saturday, January 4th