Iona vs. Saint Peter's - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (14-17) at Iona Gaels (18-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels and Saint Peter's Peacocks meet Sunday in the college basketball MAAC Tournament semifinals at the Times Union Center.
The Iona Gaels looks for another victory after beating Manhattan on Saturday. The Iona Gaels are averaging 80.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Rickey McGill is averaging 14.5 points and 5.6 assists while E.J. Crawford is averaging 13.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Deyshonee Much is the third double-digit scorer and Roland Griffin is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have split their last four neutral site games.
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The Saint Peter's Peacocks look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 65.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Nick Griffin is averaging 12.7 points and 1.3 assists while Sam Idowu is averaging 11.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. Davauhnte Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Taylor is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have won three of their last four neutral site games.
The Peacocks are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games following a ATS win, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gaels are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Iona Gaels have won seven straight against Saint Peter's and nine of the last 10 meetings overall. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have put together a few nice wins recently, but they simply lack the offensive firepower to hang around with Iona. This is a game where the Gaels control the tempo and cruise to victory.