Iona Gaels (15-10) at Saint Peter's Peacocks (10-14)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks +1.5 -- Over/Under:
The Iona Gaels and Saint Peter's Peacocks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Yanitelli Center.
The Iona Gaels need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Iona Gaels are averaging 79.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Rickey McGill is averaging 14.2 points and 5.5 assists while E.J. Crawford is averaging 12.2 points and 3.1 rebounds. Deyshonee Much is the third double-digit scorer and Roland Griffin is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have split their last eight road games.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 66.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Nick Griffin is averaging 13.6 points and 2.6 rebounds while Davauhnte Turner is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 assists. Sam Idowu is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Taylor is grabbing six rebounds. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have won five of their last eight home games.
The Gaels are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Peacocks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Gaels are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in St. Peter's, the road team is 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings and the underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Iona Gaels has won each of the last six meetings against Saint Peter's and enters this game in far better form overall. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are having serious trouble scoring the basketball, which includes shooting just 38.5 percent from the field in their last five games and averaging 60.6 points. That's not going to fly against a fast paced Iona squad that can drop 80 points when shooting with confidence. I'll lay the bucket with the Iona Gaels here.