Planning on watching today’s Bobcats and Gaels game? Catch the action at Hynes Athletics Center in New Rochelle, NY, as the Gaels hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference game currently have Iona as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 152.5 points.

QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS VS IONA GAELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Iona Gaels -2.5

This game will be played at Hynes Athletics Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE IONA GAELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Gaels.
  • Not only will Iona pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are Quinnipiac Ready for a Road Win?

Quinnipiac heads into tonight’s game as a 2.5-point underdog. So far this season, the Bobcats have been the underdog in eight games, going 3-5 in those contests. Over the team’s last 10 road games, they have gone 7-3.

Quinnipiac comes into tonight’s game on a four-game losing streak. The team’s record this season is 19-8, and they are 11-5 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

Quinnipiac has an ATS record of 14-12 this season, including a mark of 7-6 on the road. As the underdog, the Bobcats have gone 4-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Quinnipiac has an ATS record of 6-4. On the road, their ATS record is 6-4 over their last 10 games.

Quinnipiac’s over/under record this season sits at 11-15, and their games have averaged 151.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.1). So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 159 points.

In their recent matchup, the Quinnipiac offense ended with 78 points against Rider. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 39.3% and made 8 threes. Amarri Tice led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Alexis Reyes contributed 17 points for the Bobcats.

On the defensive side, Quinnipiac is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.5 points per game. So far, the Quinnipiac defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.1 times per game (618th).

Can the Gaels Pull Off a Home Win?

After losing their last three games, Iona comes into this game with a record of 13-14. They have gone 8-8 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games compared to 5-6 in non-conference games. At home, the Gaels are 8-5 this season.

So far, Iona has been favored in 20 of their 27 games, going 13-7 in those matchups. On the road, they have gone 5-9 compared to 8-5 at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.8 points per game.

As the favorite, Iona has an ATS record of 9-11 this season and they have gone just 5-8 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gaels are 5-5 ATS and they are just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 home games. In their last 3 home games, Iona is 0-3 ATS and they have gone just 2-3 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Iona’s games this year (144.1). So far, 18 of their 27 games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 133 points compared to their season average of 144.3 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Iona offense concluded with only 65 points against Mount St. Mary’s. Throughout the game, they made 9/31 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 36.5%. Offensively, the Gaels have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 301st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 177th in percentage and 120th in three-pointers made.

On defense, Iona is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Mount St. Mary’s, the Mountaineers finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 72 points vs. Iona.