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Iona vs Santa Clara 11/27/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Santa Clara Broncos (4-2) vs. Iona Gaels (2-1)
November 27, 2022 12:00 am EDT
The Line: Iona Gaels -4.5 / Santa Clara Broncos +4.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Iona Gaels and Santa Clara Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Orleans Arena. The Iona Gaels look for their third victory. The Santa Clara Broncos look for their fifth win.

The Iona Gaels are averaging 75.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Quinn Slazinski is averaging 18 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Daniss Jenkins is averaging 17.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Berrick JeanLouis is the third double-digit scorer and Nelly Junior Joseph is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.

The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 69.8 points on 38.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Brandin Podziemski is averaging 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds, while Carlos Marshall Jr. is averaging 10 points and 3 rebounds. Carols Steward is dishing 2 assists and Parker Braun is dishing 3 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

The Gaels are 17-4-1 ATS in their last 22 neutral site games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Gaels last 13 overall. The over is 15-7 in Broncos last 22 neutral site games.

The Santa Clara Broncos are a scrappy team that’s finding ways to win ugly and get after it defensively, but at some point they have to start knocking some shots down. If Santa Clara can’t shoot a decent clip here against Iona, the Gaels are going to win this game and cover the small number. It may be an ugly game overall, but Iona should pull away in the second half.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Iona Gaels -4.5

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