Towson Tigers (1-4) at Iona Gaels (5-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -4 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Towson Tigers and the Iona Gaels meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Hynes Athletic Center.
Towson enters this one at 1-4 so far. After losing four straight games to start the season, the Tigers beat Coppin State in their last game. As for Iona, they’re 5-3 this year. The Gaels have won three straight versus Rider and Coppin State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Towson kicked off the year on an 0-4 skid against some pretty good competition. The Tigers’ losses came 89-54 to Virginia, 79-68 to San Francisco, 74-65 to Buffalo and 70-65 to George Mason. Towson was able to get their first win Saturday versus Coppin State, however.
In the win over the Eagles, Towson’s top scorer was Nicolas Timberlake with 18 points and five rebounds. Charles Thompson doubled up on 12 points with 11 rebounds, and Juwan Gray added 12 points with nine rebounds and three assists.
Over on the Iona side, they started out a little sketchy at 2-3. The Gaels beat Hofstra and Fairfield in their first five, with losses otherwise to Seton Hall, Morgan State and Fairfield. Since then however, it’s been three straight wins for Iona. Those came 70-56 over Rider, 72-64 over Rider and 85-65 over Coppin State.
In their win over the Eagles, Iona’s Isaiah Ross led the way on 28 points, six rebounds and four assists. Asante Gist added 24 points, five assists and one rebound, while Nelly Junior Joseph managed 16 points with 12 rebounds and two assists.
Iona is 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 at home versus a team with a losing road record. The under is 4-1 in the Gaels’ last five overall and the over is 13-5 in the last 18 Tuesday games.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 after a straight-up win. Towson is 0-5-1 ATS in their last six overall and the over is 5-2 in the last seven overall.
PICK: I’m sticking with Iona. The Gaels had a little trouble shaking off Coppin State in their last win, leading by a relatively tepid five points at halftime. Still, it ended up a 20-point win for Iona, and they’ve won each of their last three by eight points or more. Towson put up a good effort in their last game, but I don’t think they’ve got the gas to keep up on offense here. I think Iona bangs out a cover.