Iona Gaels vs. Nevada Wolf Pack - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (5-1) at Iona Gaels (2-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 12:30 am (Alaska Airlines Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Great Alaskan Shootout college basketball title game features the Nevada Wolf Pack facing the Iona Gaels.
The Iona Gaels reached the championship of the Great Alaskan Shootout with their best performance of the tournament with a 75-64 victory over Weber State. The Gaels were dominant at both ends of the floor with a 12 point lead heading to the locker room that kept on expanding over the final 20 minutes. The Gaels won the shooting battle 45%-37.8% with ten more field goals and a 13-25 effort on threes being too much for the Wildcats to compete with. Sam Cassell Jr. paced the Iona attack with a game high 18 points while Jon Severe netted 16 points, five yanks and six assists followed by EJ Crawford with eleven points.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack have played some close games in the tournament with a pair of victories by a total of nine points. The Wolf Pack come off a 67-62 win over Buffalo as a five point favorite where both teams sank shots at around the 36% range. The Wolf Pack had an 11-4 advantage from beyond the arc in what was a fairly even boxscore otherwise. Marcus Marshall saved Nevada with a contest high 23 points on 7-18 including four bombs with Cameron Oliver adding 12 points and 12 rebounds on 4-13 accuracy. Elijah Foster and Lindsay Drew combined for 21 points and 12 boards as the Wolf Pack had scoring options but struggled to hit shots.
Iona are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and Iona are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall while the over is 18-8 in Iona last 26 non-conference games. The under is 7-0-1 in Nevada last 8 neutral site games and Nevada are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall while the over is 9-4-2 in Nevada last 15 non-conference games.
This could go either way but from what I’ve seen the Gaels might be better at knocking down shots…