The Iona Gaels have are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games, with the ‘over’ going 4-2. They host tonight’s MAAC battle against the Siena Saints, who are 1-8 ATS in their last nine contests.
Sportsbooks opened Iona as a 10
½-point home favorite, while first setting the ‘total’ at 145 ½. Early
wagers on the Gaels and ‘over’ bumped the numbers up to 11 and 146 ½,
respectively, on some NCAA Basketball odds boards.
The Iona Gaels ended a four-game losing skid
with Monday’s 85-67 win as an 18-point home favorite against the Manhattan
Jaspers. The Gaels drained 10-of-25 from three-point land, while
outrebounding Manhattan, 36-27.
Gaels forward Michael Glover notched
team-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds. The junior added three blocks to
his first double-double in four games.
Glover’s mate Scott Machado logged a
team-high 10 assists, while finishing with 14 points. The junior guard
hit 6-of-12 from the field.
The lopsided affair’s combined 152
points soared ‘over’ the ‘total of 135 ½. Both squads united to sink
27-of-35 free throws, while the Gaels held Manhattan to 42.9 percent field
Iona moved to 6-2-1 ATS in its first
nine home dates, with the ‘over’ lifting to 5-4. Glover and Co. have put
up 80.8 PPG in that span.
The Siena Saints saw a three-game winning
streak end with Monday’s 76-69 defeat as a four-point home favorite against the
Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds. The Saints outrebounded Loyola-Maryland,
36-19, but allowed the Greyhounds to connect 52 percent of their field buckets.
Saints forward Ryan Rossiter
recorded team-highs of 23 points and 20 rebounds. The senior broke the
20-board barrier for the second time, while adding five assists.
Siena’s O.D. Anosike and Rakeem
Brookins united for 24 points. Anosike hit 6-of-10 from the field, while
Brookins connected 2-of-2 three-point shots.
The contest’s combined 145 points
jumped above the ‘total’ of 136 ½. Siena logged a sizable 14 turnovers,
while running into 10 blocked shots by Loyola-Maryland’s defense.
The Saints are 6-5 ATS in their
first 11 ‘board’ games away from home, with the ‘under’ also going 6-5.
Rossiter and Co. have allowed 68.7 PPG in opposing gyms.
Siena is 4-0 ATS in its last four
meetings against the Gaels, with the ‘under’ collecting at 2-1-1.
The Saints won, 73-67, as three-point
home dogs in last month’s clash between the foes. Rossiter logged 26
points for Siena, who went 17-for-18 at the foul line. Glover hit a
perfect 7-of-7 from the field for Iona, finishing with 18 points and eight