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Iona Gaels vs. Rider Broncs Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/2/14

Rider Broncs (13-15) at Iona Gaels (19-9)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)

The Line: Iona Gaels -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Iona Gaels and the Rider Broncs face off on Sunday at the Hynes Athletic Center on MAAC college basketball.

The Iona Gaels are coming off of a loss to Manhattan that ended their 11 game winning streak. Iona is 16-3 in the MAAC and 10-2 at home this season as they sit atop the MACC standings. Sean Armand leads the Gaels averaging 17.6 points per game. A.J. English is averaging 17.4 points, David Laury is averaging 14.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, and Tre Bowman is averaging 13.3 points. Iona is averaging 83.5 points and they are shooting 47.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 77.7 points and their opponents are shooting 45.6 percent. Iona has clinched the regular season MAAC Title but winning the MAAC Tourney isn’t going to be a cakewalk.

Iona Gaels vs. Rider Broncs Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/2/14

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The Rider Broncs have lost three in a row and six of their last seven games as they sit in the middle of the MAAC standings. Rider is 9-10 in the MAAC and 7-8 away from home this season. Anthony Myles leads the Broncs averaging 16.1 points per game. Daniel Stewart is averaging 15 points and 6.0 rebounds, Jimmi Taylor is averaging 12 points, and Zedric Sadler is averaging 8.6 points. Rider is averaging 73.9 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.8 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9 percent. Rider is 5-4 in MAAC away games.

Iona is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Rider is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

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