Iona vs. Quinnipiac - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Quinnipiac (14-15) at Iona (11-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona -5 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats (14-15, CONF 9-10) and Iona Gaels (11-14, CONF 9-9) face off in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Showdown at the Hynes Athletic Center. Iona beat Quinnipiac 73-52 earlier this season.
Quinnipiac have had their struggles this season, but they come into this game having won two games in a row. Before the last two games for the Bobcats they had failed to cover the spread in eight six games.
Away from home this season Quinnipiac is averaging only 67.8 points per game while the defense is giving up 73.7 points.
The first game against Iona, Quinnipiac’s offense was an issue and it’s something they need to do better.
Iona has also had their struggles this season, but coming into this game they have won two of the last three games. The one loss for Iona was in their last game against Niagara and it took overtime but they gave up 100 points.
Over the last five games Iona’s offense has been strong averaging 77.8 points per game while the defense is giving up 73.8 points.
Iona is led by E.J. Crawford who is averaging 18.8 points while shooting 47 percent from the field. In each of the last seven games, Crawford has scored at least 20 points.
In this game if Iona’s defense can be strong, they should be in good shape with how their offense has performed.
Quinnipiac is 2-8 against the spread in their last ten games overall. Iona is 2-8-2 against the spread in their last 12 home games. Iona is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall.
The under is 7-3 in Quinnipiac’s last ten games overall. The under is 7-3 in the last ten meetings between Iona and Quinnipiac. The under is 9-3 in Iona’s last 12 games played on Wednesday.
When these two teams face off the under has been a strong play and it is going to continue in this game. Look for Quinnipiac’s offense to struggle again against Iona and that will allow the under to cash with ease.