Iona vs. Niagara MAAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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Iona vs. Niagara MAAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Iona Gaels (25-7, 17-3 MAAC) are favored by 14 points in the MAAC Tournament when they meet the No. 5 seed Niagara Purple Eagles (16-14, 10-10 MAAC) Friday at Boardwalk Hall, tipping off at 6:00 PM on ESPNews. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under in the matchup is set at 134.

Iona vs. Niagara Odds

  • Iona odds to win: -1300
  • Niagara odds to win: +800
  • Spread: Iona (-14)
  • Total: 134

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPNews
  • Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Venue: Boardwalk Hall

Who Will Win Iona vs. Niagara?

Iona and Niagara Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season it was favored by 14 points or more, Iona has a 5-2 record against the spread.

Niagara is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 14 points or more this season.

These two teams average 141.8 points per game combined, 7.8 more than the total of 134.

Iona and Niagara have seen their opponents average a combined 2.7 fewer points per game than the point total of 134 set in this outing.

The average over/under Iona has had set in matchups this season is 8.1 more points than this outing’s point total.

Purple Eagles games this season have averaged a total of 131 points, three fewer than the point total in this matchup.

So far this season, the Gaels have put together a 19-13-0 record against the spread.

The Purple Eagles are 15-15-0 against the spread this year.

Iona Stats & Insights

Iona averages 76.6 points per game (59th in college basketball) while allowing 65.5 per contest (53rd in college basketball). It has a +354 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 11.1 points per game.

Iona comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 2.4 boards. It is recording 33.7 rebounds per game (64th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.3 per outing.

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

Iona ranks 76th in college basketball with 97.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 20th in college basketball defensively with 83.8 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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

Niagara Stats & Insights

Niagara scores 65.2 points per game (332nd in college basketball) and concedes 65.8 (60th in college basketball) for a -16 scoring differential overall.

The 28.7 rebounds per game Niagara accumulates rank 326th in the country. Their opponents collect 28.8.

Niagara knocks down 6.4 three-pointers per game (287th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 5.9. It shoots 34.5% from deep, and its opponents shoot 35.8%.

Niagara averages 92.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (213th in college basketball), and gives up 93.3 points per 100 possessions (232nd in college basketball).

In 2022-23 the Purple Eagles are scoring 9.6 more points per game at home (69.7) than away (60.1).

Iona Key Players to Watch

The Gaels scoring leader is Walter Clayton Jr., who averages 16.7 per contest to go with 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Nelly Junior Joseph leads Iona in rebounding, averaging 9.5 per game, while Daniss Jenkins leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 5.1 in each contest.

The Gaels get the most three-point shooting production out of Clayton, who makes 2.3 threes per game.

Clayton is Iona’s leader in steals, averaging 1.9 steals per game, while Joseph leads them in blocks with 1.5 per contest.

Niagara Key Players to Watch

Noah Thomasson averages 19.6 points and tacks on 3.5 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Purple Eagles’ leaderboards in those statistics.

Sam Iorio is at the top of the Niagara rebounding leaderboard with 5.6 rebounds per game. He also scores 8.1 points and adds 1.3 assists per game.

Thomasson is the most prolific from deep for the Purple Eagles, hitting 1.7 threes per game.

Niagara’s leader in steals is Braxton Bayless with 0.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Iorio with 0.6 per game.

Iona vs. Niagara Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Iona (-14)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (134)

  • Prediction:
    Iona 76, Niagara 61

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Author: Andy Molitor

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.