Betting on today’s Beach and Gaels game? Catch the action at Hertz Arena in Estero, FL, as the Gaels hosts this showdown at 11:00 ET on FloH. The Beach come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 151.5 points.
LONG BEACH STATE BEACH VS IONA GAELS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Iona Gaels +3
This game will be played at Hertz Arena at 11:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE IONA GAELS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Gaels.
- Not only will Iona pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Can Long Beach State Stun the Crowd at Hertz Arena?
The Long Beach State Beach have a record of 2-3 heading into their game against Iona. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Long Beach State has gone 4-6. As Long Beach State faces Iona, their ATS record stands at 2-3. Taking into account the previous season, Long Beach State has a 5-4-1 ATS record over their last ten games.
In five games, Long Beach State comes in with an over/under mark of 2-3-0, with their games averaging 151.6 points per game. When looking at the Beach’s last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 74 points per game.
The Long Beach State offense is coming off a game where they scored 52 points against Illinois State. They posted a field goal percentage of 35.4% and connected on 4 threes. One area that the Long Beach State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 248th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 46%.
So far, the Beach’s defense is ranked 153rd in the country at 77.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. Iona. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.2%.
Do the Gaels Have What it Takes at Home?
Coming into today’s game, the Gaels have a 1-2 record, having recently lost to High Point by a score of 82-68. On the road, the Gaels have yet to win in two games, while they are 1-0 at home. Entering today’s game, Iona has a current ATS record of 0-3. Looking back to the previous year, the team has gone 1-2 against the spread in their last three games, with an average scoring margin of +16.
In three games, Iona comes in with an over/under mark of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 153 points per game. When analyzing the Gaels’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 80 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Coming off their recent game, the Iona offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against High Point. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.9%, and they made 9 threes. The team’s top scorer is Idan Tretout, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 25.5, while Greg Gordon also carries a PPG average of 13 into the game.
At present, the Gaels’ defense is nationally ranked 158th, allowing 78.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Iona’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 46.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.9% this season.