Manhattan at Iona - 1/14/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Iona Gaels (12-3) vs Manhattan Jaspers (8-3)
Game Info: Friday, January 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
Betting Odds: Iona Gaels -15 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Manhattan Jaspers will travel to play the Iona Gaels in a MAAC game on Friday night.
The Manhattan Jaspers are 8-3 (1-1) this season and have won two games in a row. Manhattan is coming off of a win against The Citadel by a score of 77-74 in their last game. Manhattan trailed by six points at the half, but was able to win the second half 43-34 for the win. Ant Nelson led the Jaspers with 20 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Manhattan is averaging 74.5 points per game and is giving up 70.2 points per game against, while also averaging 33.5 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Jose Perez is averaging 14.1 points per game and 5.5 assists per game, while Ant Nelson is averaging 11.2 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Jaspers. Manhattan is shooting 46.1% on field goals, 74% on free throws, and 34.2% on three pointers.
The Iona Gaels are 12-3 (4-0) this season and have six of their last seven games. Iona defeated Fairfield by a score of 80-76 in their last game. Iona trailed by six points at halftime, but was able to outscore Fairfield 43-33 in the second half for the win. Nelly Junior Joseph led the Gaels with 20 points and 14 rebounds in the game. Iona is averaging 76 points per game and is giving up 69.9 points per game against, while also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Tyson Jolly is averaging 14.7 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game, while Nelly Junior Joseph is averaging 14.1 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game for the Gaels. Iona is shooting 43.5% on field goals, 71% on free throws, and 31.1% on three pointers.
Manhattan is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 7-0 in Manhattan’s last 7 games. Iona is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 games. The under is 7-3 in Iona’s last 10 Friday games. The favorite is 13-3 ATS in these two teams last 16 meetings.
Iona comes into this game undefeated in conference play and leading the conference. Both of these teams have similar statistics, with the biggest difference being Iona’s edge in rebounding. Iona has won their last two conference games by a combined 7 points. I like Iona to win this game, but Manhattan to keep it close.