The Peacocks and Gaels are set to face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Gaels will host the game at Hynes Athletics Center in New Rochelle, NY. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 132.5 points, and Iona is favored by -6 to win at home against Saint Peter’s.

SAINT PETER’S PEACOCKS VS IONA GAELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Iona Gaels -6

This game will be played at Hynes Athletics Center at 1:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.

WHY BET THE IONA GAELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Gaels.
  • Not only will Iona pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Peacocks Chances on the Road

Through 23 games, Saint Peter’s has a 12-11 record, including an 8-6 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. On the road, the Peacocks are 6-7 this season, and they come into this game with a two-game losing streak away from home.

As the underdog, Saint Peter’s has gone 3-8 this season, and for the year, the team has an average scoring margin of -1.2 points per game on the road. In their last outing, the Peacocks defeated Siena by a score of 75-53.

As the underdog this season, Saint Peter’s has gone 6-5 vs. the spread, and they are 1-2 ATS in their last 3 road games. On the year, the Peacocks have an ATS mark of 13-9, and they are 8-5 vs. the spread on the road.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Peter’s games is 9-13. So far, their games are averaging 128.4 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (130.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their games are averaging 137 points.

Saint Peter’s finished with 75 points in their game against Siena. This total surpasses their season-average of 65 points per game. Leading Saint Peter’s in scoring vs. Siena was Corey Washington with his 29 points. Michael Houge also added 10 points for the Peacocks.

So far, the Peacocks’ defense is ranked 20th in the country at 64.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.7 threes per game vs. Iona. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.6%.

Can the Gaels Deliver Being Favored at Home?

After winning their last game against Manhattan by a score of 73-63, Iona comes into this matchup with a record of 13-11. At home, the Gaels have been dominant, going 8-4, and they have won their last five games at home. So far this season, Iona has been favored in 18 of their 24 games, and they have a record of 13-5 when favored.

For the season, Iona has a scoring differential of +5.7 points per game at home, compared to -0.9 on the road. In the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the Gaels have gone 8-5, and their record in non-conference games is 5-6. Today, Iona is favored by six points, and the over/under is set at 132.5 points.

As the favorite this season, Iona has gone 9-9 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gaels are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home this season, Iona’s ATS mark is 5-7, and over their last three home games, they are just 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Iona’s games this season (144.6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 141 points.

The Iona offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Manhattan. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.5% and connected on 11 threes. Greg Gordon is leading the team in scoring at 16 points per contest. Idan Tretout has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.1 going into the game.

So far, the Gaels’ defense is ranked 164th in the country at 71.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Iona’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.4% this season.