Rider Broncs vs. Iona Gaels - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (9-7) at Rider Broncs (5-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)
The Line: Rider Broncs +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Iona Gaels will travel to play the Rider Broncs in a MAAC game on Sunday.
The Rider Broncs are 5-12 (1-5) and are coming off of a win against Marist by a score of 102-100. This was Rider’s first conference victory, which was against the worst team in the MAAC. Before this game, Rider had lost 3 games in a row. Rider is averaging 66.4 points per game while giving up 69.6 points per game. Rider is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 13.7 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Rider. Xavier Lundy is averaging 10.6 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. Rider is shooting 66.2% on free throws, 32.5% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Iona Gaels are 9-7 (6-1) and are coming off of a loss to Monmouth by a score of 110-102. Iona has won 5 of their last 6 games and is in first place of the MAAC. Iona is averaging 80.1 points per game while giving up 77 points per game. Iona is also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game. A.J. English is averaging 25.3 points per game and 6.2 assists per game for Iona. Jordan Washington is averaging 15.8 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Gaels. Iona is shooting 71.6% on free throws, 36.4% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
Iona is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Iona is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The under is 5-2 in Iona’s last 7 games. Rider is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. Rider is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games. The under is 13-6 in Rider’s last 19 home games. Iona is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Iona is a very high scoring team, while Rider is a lower scoring team that plays better defense. Rider has been unimpressive this season, while Iona leads the MAAC. I like Iona in this one.