Iona vs. Monmouth - 1/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Iona vs. Monmouth - 1/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Monmouth Hawks (11-7) at Iona Gaels (5-9)

College Basketball: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)

The Line: Iona Gaels -1.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Monmouth Hawks and Iona Gaels meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Hynes Athletics Center.

The Monmouth Hawks look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 68.9 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 42 percent shooting. Deion Hammond is averaging 15.9 points and 3.1 rebounds while Ray Salnave is averaging 14.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. Mustapha Traore is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Marcus McClary is dishing 1.3 assists. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Monmouth Hawks have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Iona Gaels need a win after splitting their last six games. The Iona Gaels are averaging 68 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. E.J. Crawford is averaging 17 points and 5.1 rebounds while Tajuan Agee is averaging 14.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. Asante Gist is dishing 2.6 assists and Isaiah Washington is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have lost three of their last five home games.

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The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gaels are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Gaels last 6 overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. 

The Monmouth Hawks already beat Iona by 12 points earlier this month and has been the better team this season overall. Sure, the Monmouth Hawks haven't had the best success on the road this season, but they're 10-8 ATS overall and just beat this team a couple of weeks ago rather comfortably. The Iona Gaels haven't shown they can string wins together and they're a brutal 3-10-1 ATS on the season overall and 1-3-1 ATS at home. I'll take the better team and the free bucket in the Monmouth Hawks.

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