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Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hynes Athletics Center Thursday as the Iona Gaels look to beat the odds vs the Rider Broncs in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Iona sat as -9.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Rider Broncs vs Iona Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rider Broncs will look to cover the spread vs the Iona Gaels on Thursday, as the Broncs are 2-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gaels are 5-7 ATS. Rider is 4-6 against the total, while Iona is 6-5-1 versus the total betting line.

The Gaels - Broncs odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iona is rated No. 63 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rider is at No. 248.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Iona's No. 69-ranked offense, averaging 78.69 PPG, against a Broncs defense that ranks No. 96 at 67.64 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 44.77% so far, more than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Teddy Okereafor scored 30 points for Rider on Monday, but the Bobcats managed a 64-60 victory over the Broncs at TD Bank Sports Center.

The Gaels got 21 points from A.J. English as Iona ran past Niagara 65-52 on Monday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rider is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • Rider is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Rider is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Iona
  • Rider is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iona
  • Iona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iona's last 5 games
  • Iona is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Iona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rider

Next Betting Matchups

Rider home to Fairfield, Saturday, January 9th
Iona at Marist, Saturday, January 9th