Iona vs. Quinnipiac - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Iona vs. Quinnipiac - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Quinnipiac Bobcats (14-15) at Iona Gaels (11-14)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)

The Line: Iona Gaels -5 -- Over/Under: 147

TV: ESPN+

The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Iona Gaels meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Hynes Athletics Center.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats need a win after splitting their last six games. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 69.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Rich Kelly is averaging 16.2 points and 2.5 rebounds while Kevin Marfo is averaging 10.2 points and 1.4 assists. Tyrese Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Jacob Rigoni is grabbing three rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have lost four of their last five road games.

The Iona Gaels look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Iona Gaels are averaging 69.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. E.J. Crawford is averaging 18.1 points and 4.7 rebounds while Tajuan Agee is averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds. Isaiah Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Asante Gist is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have won three straight home games.

The underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

These are two teams I'm not looking to bet on due to the inconsistency and the fact neither is profitable against the spread. There's just little betting value here. However, the Quinnipiac Bobcats have been the better team this season overall and have had some success on the road. The Iona Gaels are a brutal 2-6-2 against the spread at home and 8-15-2 against the spread on the season. If forced to pick this game, I want the points with the Quinnipiac Bobcats, but it's more of a fade from Iona than anything. 

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Randy’s Pick Quinnipiac Bobcats +5

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