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Saint Peter's Peacocks Face the Iona Gaels: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hynes Athletics Center Friday as the Iona Gaels look to beat the odds vs the Saint Peter's Peacocks in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Iona sat as -7-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

Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Iona Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iona Gaels sit at 7-7 (7-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Saint Peter's Peacocks are currently 7-6 (5-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Iona is 6-5 OU, and Saint Peter's is 6-6 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Iona Gaels rated this week at No. 124 and the Saint Peter's Peacocks sitting at No. 126.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Iona's No. 96 nationally ranked offense (77.71 points per game) against a Saint Peter's Peacocks defense that sits as the No. 66 at 67.15 PPG. The Iona Gaels have been averaging 44.75% from the field, more than the Peacocks have managed so far this season (40.68% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Peacocks grabbed a 77-64 win over the Hawks on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Nick Griffin at Yanitelli Center.

E.J. Crawford scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Gaels to a win (they lost 85-78 to Canisius at Koessler Center on Sunday).

Betting Trends
  • Saint Peter's is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Saint Peter's is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Saint Peter's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iona
  • Saint Peter's is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iona
  • Iona is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Iona is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Iona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saint Peter's
  • Iona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Peter's

Next Betting Matchups

Saint Peter's home to Quinnipiac, Sunday, January 7th
Iona at Fairfield, Sunday, January 7th