Iona vs. Rider Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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Iona vs. Rider Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The Iona Gaels (23-7, 16-3 MAAC) are 7.5-point favorites as they attempt to continue a 10-game winning streak when they visit the Rider Broncs (16-12, 13-6 MAAC) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Alumni Gymnasium. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under set at 144 points.

Iona vs. Rider Odds

  • Iona odds to win: -342
  • Rider odds to win: +265
  • Spread: Iona (-7.5)
  • Total: 144

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Venue: Alumni Gymnasium

Who Will Win Iona vs. Rider?

Iona and Rider Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Iona has a 12-7 record against the spread this season when favored by 7.5 points or more.

Rider has a 3-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 2.7 more points per game, 146.7, than this matchup’s over/under of 144 points.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 132.5 points per game, 11.5 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.

The average point total in Iona’s games this season is two fewer points than the over/under of 144 in this matchup.

The average point total for the Broncs this season is 6.8 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

The Gaels’ ATS record is 18-12-0 this season.

So far this season, the Broncs have compiled a 12-14-1 record against the spread.

Iona Stats & Insights

Iona is outscoring opponents by 11 points per game with a +332 scoring differential overall. It puts up 76.5 points per game (67th in college basketball) and allows 65.5 per outing (52nd in college basketball).

Iona prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 2.0 boards. It is collecting 33.7 rebounds per game (68th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.7 per contest.

The Gaels knock down 6.9 three-pointers per game (234th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 5.9. They shoot 35.3% from deep while their opponents hit 29.3% from long range.

Iona ranks 84th in college basketball by averaging 97.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 16th in college basketball, allowing 83.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Gaels are scoring 80.1 points per game this year in home games, which is 6.8 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (73.3).

Rider Stats & Insights

Rider puts up 70.2 points per game (210th in college basketball) while allowing 67 per contest (89th in college basketball). It has a +88 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 3.2 points per game.

Rider comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 4.2 boards. It collects 33.3 rebounds per game (93rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.1.

Rider makes 5 three-pointers per game (351st in college basketball), 3.3 fewer than its opponents. It is shooting 33.2% from beyond the arc (242nd in college basketball) and its opponents are shooting 35%.

Rider ranks 168th in college basketball with 94.4 points scored per 100 possessions, and 140th defensively with 90.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home, the Broncs score 70.9 points per game. Away, they score 68.8.

Iona Key Players to Watch

Walter Clayton Jr. leads the Gaels in scoring, tallying 16.5 points per game to go with four rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Nelly Junior Joseph leads Iona in rebounding, averaging 9.6 per game, while Daniss Jenkins leads the team in assists, distributing an average of five in each contest.

Clayton makes more threes per game than any other member of the Gaels, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.

Clayton and Joseph lead Iona on the defensive end, with Clayton leading the team in steals averaging two per game and Joseph in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.

Rider Key Players to Watch

The Broncs’ Dwight Murray Jr. racks up enough points (16.2 per game) and assists (three per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.

Mervin James grabs seven rebounds per game (he also scores 12.9 points per game and adds 1.5 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Rider rebounding leaderboard.

Murray is the top shooter from distance for the Broncs, hitting 1.7 threes per game.

Rider’s leader in steals is Murray with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is James with 0.5 per game.

Iona vs. Rider Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Rider (+7.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (144)

  • Prediction:
    Iona 74, Rider 66
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Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.