Quinnipiac vs. Iona - 2/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (20-6) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (14-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels and Quinnipiac Bobcats meet Sunday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center.
The Iona Gaels have won seven straight games and are chasing a MAAC title. On the season, Iona is averaging 81.9 points on 48.4 percent shooting and is allowing 73.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting. David Laury is averaging 20.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while A.J. English is averaging 19.7 points and 5.7 assists. Schadrac Casimir is dishing 2.2 assists and Kelvin Amayo is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Iona Gaels have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 42 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Iona is allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five of its last six games.
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats look for a big win after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, Quinnipiac is averaging 69.9 points on 40 percent shooting and is allowing 66.5 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Zaid Hearst is averaging 19.1 points and 2.5 assists while Ousmane Drame is averaging 14.1 points and 10.5 rebounds. Justin Harris is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Evan Conti is shooting 36.7 percent from the field. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have four players averaging at least 7.9 points, and they’re shooting 77.1 percent from the line and 31.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Quinnipiac is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Gaels are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Bobcats are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a S.U. win.
While Quinnipiac is playing impressive ball lately, the Iona Gaels are head and shoulders the best team in the MAAC. I'll gladly take the better team on the road for the small number. The value is too good to pass up.