Iona Gaels vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/14/13
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (6-3) at Iona Gaels (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS 1
The Iona Gaels host the St Bonaventure Bonnies at the Hynes Athletic Center on Saturday.
St Bonaventure has been in several games that could have gone either way so their record could actually be better or worse. A 78-73 loss at Buffalo was one of those where the numbers were close across the board except in the area of perimeter shooting where UB hit 9-23 and the Bonnies sank 1-10. Combined with a few more Bulls makes at the stripe and we have a toss up that went the wrong way for the Bonnies faithful. Charlon Kloof led a trio of DD scorers with 17 points and five assists with the duo of Marquise Simmons and Andell Cumberbatch netted 16 points apiece and combined to bring down 17 rebounds.
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If you have followed Iona the last few years then you know this team can shoot the basketball and light up the scoreboard. Fans of offense have to love this team because they run the floor and shoot with no slowing down for 40 minutes. The Gaels won number three in a row following an 83-72 victory at conference for Fairfield. The visitors hit at 48% from the floor with the Stags hitting at 35.6% with Iona leading 23-12 at the charity stripe to help off set 15 more looks at the basket for FF.Sean Armand poured in a game high 28 points with five yanks and seven helpers with David Laury adding 19 points and ten rebounds while AJ English tossed in another 18 with the trio doing 20-38 from the field.
I know St Bonaventure lost their three top scorers from last season but the way Iona plays defense it sometimes does't matter which is why I am scared of this pick...