Iona vs. Manhattan - 1/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (8-10) at Iona Gaels (10-9)
College Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -9.5 -- Over/Under: 154 See the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels and the Manhattan Jaspers face off on Friday in MAAC college basketball action.
The Iona Gaels are 10-9 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Iona is averaging 79.6 points per game and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. A.J. English leads the Gaels averaging 23.7 points and 6.0 assists per game. Jordan Washington is averaging 16.8 points and 6.5 rebounds, Isaiah Williams is averaging 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Deyshonee Much is averaging 12.8 points. Iona is 8-1 at home and 7-3 in MAAC play.
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The Manhattan Jaspers are 8-10 this season and they have won their last two games. Manhattan is averaging 69.3 points per game and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.7 points and their opponents are shooting 47.2 percent. Shane Richards leads the Jaspers averaging 17.7 points per game. Rich Williams is averaging 15.7 points and 6.8 rebounds, Zane Waterman is averaging 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Calvin Crawford is averaging 9.1 points. Manhattan is 2-6 on the road and 5-4 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games.
Iona is 7-19 against the spread in their last 26 home games, 6-20 against the spread in their last 26 games, and 0-7 against the spread in the MAAC. Manhattan is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record. The road team is 15-5-1 against the point spread in the last 21 meetings of these teams.
This number just looks to be too big so I will take the points.