Iona vs Mount St. Mary's Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/25/24

Mount St. Mary's (11-15) vs Iona (13-12)

Game Info: Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm (Knott Arena)

Betting Odds: Mount St. Mary's +1.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iona Gaels and the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers meet in college basketball action from the Knott Arena on Sunday afternoon. Who comes out on top in Sunday’s college hoops MAAC-tion? Let’s dive in and find out with our Iona vs. Mount St. Mary’s Prediction.

Iona Team Preview

The Iona Gaels come into this game looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 78-75 loss to Rider last time out. Greg Gordon leads the Gaels in scoring and rebounding with 16 PPG and 7.3 RPG while Idan Tretout has 14 PPG with 3 RPG and 2.3 APG to round out the scoring in double figures for Iona up to this point in the year. Jeremiah Quigley has 9.9 PPG with 3.1 APG and Jean Aranguren has 8.8 PPG. Wheza Panzo has 9.9 PPG while Joel Brown has a team-high 3.8 APG as well this season. As a team, Iona is averaging 73.2 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 35.4% from three and 65.2% from the foul line this season.

Mount St. Mary’s Team Preview

The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after a 70-65 loss to Saint Peter’s last time out. Dakota Leffew leads the Mountaineers in scoring and assists with 17.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG and 3.8 APG while De’Shayne Montgomery has 11.7 PPG with 3.4 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Mount St. Mary’s this season, also averaging a team-high 1.8 SPG this season. Dallas Hobbs has 7.7 PPG with 3.3 RPG and 2.6 APG while Dola Adebayo has a team-high 4.7 RPG to lead the Mountaineers on the glass this season. As a team, Mount St. Mary’s is averaging 72.4 PPG on 46.6% shooting from the field, 33.9% from three and 72.3% from the foul line this season.

Iona vs. Mount St. Mary’s Prediction

I’m on Iona in this game. I just think that the Gaels are the better team and they’ve definitely opened some eyes in what was expected to be a rebuild year this season, but it’s been far from that. The Mount has been able to provide value in some spots, but I think they’re outmatched here and with such a low line, I think Iona gets the win and cover on the road in this one.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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