Iona vs. Rider - 1/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (11-6) at Iona Gaels (10-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rider Broncs visit MAAC rival the Iona Gaels in Sunday college basketball action.
The Rider Broncs looked ordinary heading in to conference action but have seemingly turned on a switch. Rider has won four straight after routing the Quinnipiac Bobcats 78-60 on Friday as a 12 point home favorite. The Broncs took a 19 point lead in to the break with a 48.5%-37.7% shooting edge and 15 more shots.
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Stevie Jordan paced a balanced Rider attack with 13 points, four pulls and seven assists 6-10 from the floor followed by a 15 point, six pull effort from Frederick Scott on 6-9 shooting. Tyere Marshall gave the Broncs 12 points and nine rebounds on 6-7 from the field while Dimencio Vaughn added ten points and another rebounds on 5-11.
The Iona Gaels aren’t dominating games but they are winning them with the team improving to 4-1 in the conference following a 71-69 victory versus the Siena Saints as a 12.5 point favorite on Friday. Iona came back from a six point deficit at the halfway point despite getting outshot 53.1%-38.6% thanks to 26-19 edge at the stripe.
Schadric Casmir was the top offensive option for Iona with 17 points on 6-13 from the floor including 3-6 on threes followed by Roland Griffin with 15 points and eight rebounds on 3-12 and 9-10 at the stripe. The Gaels received ten points and six pulls from Rickey McGill while Deyshonee Much and TK Edogi tossed in eight points apiece.
Over is 9-2 in Rider last 11 overall and under is 35-17 in Rider last 52 road games. Under is 8-3 in Iona last 11 home games and over is 7-3 in Iona last 10 Sunday games. Under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Iona and under is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings.
Iona always seems to squeeze out these type of games and I’m always going against them but Rider looks very solid…