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Stags vs Gaels College Hoops Game Preview

Fairfield StagsIona Gaels
March 4, 2:00 PM | MassMutual Center

Fairfield Stags vs Iona Gaels Odds

18-13TEAM RECORD25-6

The visiting Stags hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at MassMutual Center against the Iona Gaels.

This game is part of the MAAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at MassMutual Center.

Supporters of the Stags have watched them go 18-13 and 12-16 ATS on the year, while the Gaels are at 25-6 and 15-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Gaels are 15-13-1, while the Stags have a 12-16 mark.

View Fairfield vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gaels at No. 124 and the Stags at No. 122 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-75 result in favor of the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Stags is ranked No. 225 in NCAA hoops at 33.5 per game. Contrast that with Iona’s No. 132 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iona is the No. 46-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while Fairfield rates No. 111 at 6.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fairfield owns the country's No. 62-rated mark, allowing 64.9 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Fairfield won its last outing, a 65-63 result against Rider on March 3. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Rakim Sanders scored 15 points leading the Stags to a 65-63 victory over Rider at MassMutual Center on Saturday.

Iona was an 87-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marist. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. The Gaels blew out Marist on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-63 win at MassMutual Center.