Iona vs. Mount St. Mary's MAAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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Iona vs. Mount St. Mary’s MAAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The MAAC conference tournament continues Wednesday as the No. 1 seed Iona Gaels (24-7, 17-3 MAAC) face off against the No. 8 seed Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (13-19, 8-12 MAAC) at Boardwalk Hall, starting at 7:00 PM on ESPN+. Iona is a 14-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s point total is set at 140.

Iona vs. Mount St. Mary’s Odds

  • Iona odds to win: -1243
  • Mount St. Mary’s odds to win: +750
  • Spread: Iona (-14)
  • Total: 140

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Venue: Boardwalk Hall

Who Will Win Iona vs. Mount St. Mary’s?

Iona and Mount St. Mary’s Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Iona is 4-2 against the spread when favored by 14 points or more this season.

In games it has played as at least a 14-point underdog this year, Mount St. Mary’s is 1-2 against the spread.

These teams average 140.6 points per game combined, 0.6 more than the over/under of 140.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 7.3 fewer points per game (132.7) than this matchup’s over/under of 140 points.

The average total Iona has had in its matchups this season is 2.5 more points than this particular game’s point total.

Mountaineers games this year have averaged an over/under of 130.8 points, 9.2 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

The Gaels have gone 18-13-0 ATS this season.

The Mountaineers have a 12-18-1 record against the spread this year.

Iona Stats & Insights

Iona outscores opponents by 10.7 points per game (scoring 76.6 per game to rank 62nd in college basketball while giving up 65.9 per contest to rank 60th in college basketball) and has a +334 scoring differential overall.

Iona wins the rebound battle by two boards on average. It collects 33.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 75th in college basketball, while its opponents grab 31.5 per outing.

The Gaels knock down 1.2 more threes per game than the opposition, 7 (222nd in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 5.8.

Iona ranks 76th in college basketball by averaging 97.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 23rd in college basketball, allowing 84.1 points per 100 possessions.

The Gaels are averaging 80.1 points per game this year at home, which is 6.3 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (73.8).

Mount St. Mary’s Stats & Insights

Mount St. Mary’s -91 scoring differential (being outscored by 2.8 points per game) is a result of putting up 64 points per game (339th in college basketball) while allowing 66.8 per contest (83rd in college basketball).

Mount St. Mary’s loses the rebound battle by an average of 1.1 boards. It collects 30.2 rebounds per game (267th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.3.

Mount St. Mary’s connects on 6.7 three-pointers per game (258th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 6.8 on average.

Mount St. Mary’s puts up 86 points per 100 possessions (337th in college basketball), while conceding 89.8 points per 100 possessions (129th in college basketball).

At home, the Mountaineers average 61.6 points per game. On the road, they average 65.8.

Iona Key Players to Watch

Walter Clayton Jr. leads the Gaels in scoring, tallying 16.5 points per game to go with 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Iona’s leading rebounder is Nelly Junior Joseph averaging 9.5 boards per game and its best passer is Daniss Jenkins and his 5.1 assists per game.

Clayton leads the Gaels in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

The Iona steals leader is Clayton, who averages 1.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Joseph, who compiles 1.5 rejections per contest.

Mount St. Mary’s Key Players to Watch

Jalen Benjamin averages 15.7 points and tacks on 3.8 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Mountaineers’ leaderboards for those statistics.

Malik Jefferson’s stat line of 7.6 rebounds, 8.6 points and 1.1 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Mount St. Mary’s rebounding leaderboard.

Dakota Leffew is consistent from deep and leads the Mountaineers with 2.4 made threes per game.

Mount St. Mary’s leader in steals is Leffew (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Jefferson (0.7 per game).

Iona vs. Mount St. Mary’s Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Iona (-14)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (140)

  • Prediction:
    Iona 76, Mount St. Mary’s 62
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