Iona vs. Saint Peter's - 3/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Saint Peter's Peacocks (17-12) at Iona Gaels (12-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Boardwalk Hall)
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks -1 -- Over/Under: 135
The Iona Gaels and Saint Peter's Peacocks meet Wednesday in the college basketball MAAC Tournament at the Boardwalk Hall.
The Iona Gaels look for another win after beating Canisius on Tuesday. The Iona Gaels are averaging 70.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. E.J. Crawford is averaging 18.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Tajuan Agee is averaging 14.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Isaiah Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Washington is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have split their last six non-home games.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 66.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting. KC Ndefo is averaging 8.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Aaron Estrada is averaging eight points and 2.5 rebounds. Daryl Banks III is dishing 1.2 assists and Doug Edert is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have won three of their last four non-home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks just beat Iona a few days ago, holding the Gaels to 65 points and forcing 21 turnovers. The Saint Peter's Peacocks should like their chances here as well with the rest advantage. Saint Peter's has also been a gem for bettors this season, as the Peacocks are 19-10 against the spread on the season and 10-5 against the spread in non-home games. I just don't trust the Iona Gaels against better teams as they tend to be sloppy at times. Give me the rested and more consistent Saint Peter's Peacocks in this near toss up.