Iona Gaels vs. Monmouth Hawks - 1/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Monmouth Hawks (12-4) at Iona Gaels (9-6)
College Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels 0 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
The Monmouth Hawks will travel to play the Iona Gaels in a MAAC game on Friday.
The Iona Gaels are 9-6 (6-0) and are coming off of a win against Marist by a score of 90-80. A.J. English led Iona with 24 points, while Deyshonee Much added 21 points. Iona has played very well in conference play and looks poised to make a run at the MAAC title. Iona is averaging 78.7 points per game while giving up 74.8 points per game. Iona is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game. A.J. English is averaging 23.3 points per game and 6.5 assists per game for Iona. Jordan Washington is averaging 15.5 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for the Gaels. Iona is shooting 70.1% on free throws, 37.2% on three-pointers, and 44.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Monmouth Hawks are 12-4 (4-1) and are coming off of a win against Fairfield by a score of 86-74. Micah Seaborn led the way for Monmouth with 24 points. Monmouth is second in the MAAC with their only loss coming at Canisius. Monmouth is averaging 79.2 points per game while giving up 73.2 points per game. Monmouth is also averaging 39.5 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. Justin Robinson is averaging 20.1 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for Monmouth. Micah Seaborn is averaging 13.3 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Hawks. Monmouth is shooting 76.6% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 43.7% on all field goal attempts.
Monmouth is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The under is 3-1-1 in Monmouth’s last 5 games. Iona is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. Iona is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 5-1 in Iona’s last 6 games.
This should be a great game between two top teams in the MAAC. Both of these teams are high scoring, so I expect an entertaining game. Monmouth has the slight rebounding advantage, while Iona has the shooting advantage. This should be a very tight game right down to the wire, but I am taking the home team.