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Manhattan Jaspers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Iona Gaels

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hynes Athletics Center Friday as the Iona Gaels look to beat the odds vs the Manhattan Jaspers in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Iona sat as -6-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Manhattan Jaspers vs Iona Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Manhattan Jaspers have watched them go 13-15 and 16-12 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Iona Gaels are at 16-12 and 13-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Iona Gaels are 14-10-1, while the Manhattan Jaspers have a 10-16-2 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 21 (Iona) and the No. 137 (Manhattan) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iona has the nation's No. 49-rated offensive output, at 79.5 PPG. The visiting Manhattan Jaspers defense ranks No. 77 allowing on average 68.89 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 46.12% so far, more than the Iona Jaspers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Manhattan earned a 82-72 victory over Niagara on Sunday, getting 21 points from Rich Williams at Draddy Gymnasium.

The Gaels got 17 points from Roland Griffin, but it was Niagara that prevailed in a 85-84 final on Friday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Betting Trends
  • Manhattan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Manhattan's last 5 games
  • Manhattan is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Manhattan is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Iona is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Iona is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iona's last 7 games
  • Iona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Manhattan home to Quinnipiac, Sunday, February 25th
Iona at Rider, Sunday, February 25th