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Quinnipiac Bobcats home to Iona Gaels in NCAA Basketball betting action

Iona GaelsQuinnipiac Bobcats
6-6January 06, 2014, 07:00 | TD Bank Sports Center7-5

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Quinnipiac vs Iona battle Monday at TD Bank Sports Center as the Bobcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bobcats sit at 7-5 (3-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gaels are currently 6-6 (4-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Quinnipiac is 3-2 OU, and Iona is 5-3 OU.

View Iona Gaels vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Quinnipiac sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game puts the Bobcats, most recently No. 207 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gaels, who rate No. 95 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Iona, they were a 118-92 winner as they battled Niagara at home. They covered in the match as a 13-point favorite. Iona cruised to victory on Saturday, running Niagara out of the gym and running up a 118-92 score at Hynes Athletics Center.

Last time out for Quinnipiac, they were a 94-77 winner as they battled Monmouth on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Quinnipiac got 24 points and 16 rebounds from Ike Azotam en route to a 94-77 victory over Monmouth on Saturday at Multipurpose Activity Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Quinnipiac's No. 70 nationally ranked offense (77.33 points per game) against a Gaels defense that sits as the No. 252 at 80.42 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 41.25% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (49.02% on average).

Next up:
Iona home to Fairfield, Friday, January 10th
Quinnipiac at Manhattan, Thursday, January 9th