Saint Peter's vs. Iona - 12/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (3-2) at Saint Peter's Peacocks (3-2)
College Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Yanitelli Center)
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels and Saint Peter's Peacocks square off Friday night in a college basketball game at the Yanitelli Center.
The Iona Gaels look to keep the ball rolling while building on their three-game winning streak. The Iona Gaels are averaging 73.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Sam Cassell Jr. is averaging 17 points and 3.8 assists while Jordan Washington is averaging 16 points and six rebounds. Jon Severe is the third double-digit scorer and Deyshonee Much is dishing 3.8 assists. The Iona Gaels are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Saint Peter's Peacocks also look to remain hot after winning three of their last four games. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 70.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Quadir Welton is averaging 18.4 points and 1.8 assists while Nick Griffin is averaging 11.4 points and two rebounds. Trevis Wyche is the third double-digit scorer and Nnamdi Enechionyia is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have won nine of their last 14 home games.
The Gaels are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Peacocks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win. The Gaels are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in St. Peter's and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Iona is playing some solid basketball right now and has shown the ability to win on the road. Heck, Iona was even able to compete in road losses to Florida State and Nevada. Also, the Gaels have won six of the last seven meetings against the Saint Peter's Peacocks. Saint Peter's has a couple of bad losses already and will struggle defensively against a balanced Iona team that will have the best player in this game. Give me the Gaels and the small line.