Iona College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Mount St. Mary’s – March 8, 2023

Posted on March 8, 2023

The Iona Gaels (24-7, 17-3 MAAC) take an 11-game win streak into a home contest versus the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (13-19, 8-12 MAAC), who have won three straight.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Gaels and the Mountaineers features the Gaels as sizable 12.5-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 140.

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Iona Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Mount St. Mary’s

  • When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Spread Favorite: Iona -12.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Iona -910
  • Moneyline Underdog: Mount St. Mary’s +591
  • Over/Under: 140 points

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Iona Betting Trends

  • The Gaels have covered 18 times in 31 matchups with a spread this season.
  • Iona has an ATS record of 5-3 when playing as at least 12.5-point favorites this season.
  • The Gaels have been favorites in 29 games this season and have come away with the win 23 times (79.3%) in those contests.
  • Iona has yet to lose in eight games when named as at least a -910 moneyline favorite.
  • So far this season, 15 out of the Gaels’ 31 games have hit the over.
  • Iona and its opponents have gone over 140 combined points in 16 of 31 games this season.
  • The Gaels have an average total of 142.5 in their contests this year, 2.5 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Iona Top Performers

Walter Clayton Jr. 28 16.5 3.9 3.3 1.9 0.5 2.3
Nelly Junior Joseph 30 15.8 9.7 1.1 1.3 1.5 0.0
Daniss Jenkins 31 15.4 4.5 5.1 1.2 0.6 1.5
N. Joseph 16 14.4 10.0 0.9 1.3 1.6 0.0
Quinn Slazinski 7 11.3 5.7 1.9 0.6 0.3 1.3

Iona Season Stats

  • Iona’s +334 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 10.7 points per game) is a result of scoring 76.6 points per game (62nd in college basketball) while allowing 65.9 per outing (60th in college basketball).
  • The Gaels win the rebound battle by an average of 1.5 boards. They are grabbing 34.0 rebounds per game (101st in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 32.5 per contest.
  • The Gaels’ offense has been more productive in MAAC games this season, tallying 76.7 points per contest, compared to their season average of 76.6 PPG.
  • In conference matchups, Iona gives up fewer points per game (64.3) than its overall average (65.9).
  • In conference games, the Gaels tally more threes per game (7.1) and sport a higher three-point percentage (37.3%) than their season averages (7.0, 35.7%).
  • Iona scores 80.1 points per game in home games, compared to 73.8 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 6.3 points per contest.
  • Defensively the Gaels have been better at home this year, giving up 61.6 points per game, compared to 68.6 in away games.

Iona Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/19/2023 Saint Peter’s W 73-53 Away -11
2/24/2023 Mount St. Mary’s W 80-68 Away -9.5
2/26/2023 Siena W 93-60 Home -10
3/2/2023 Marist W 93-74 Home -16
3/4/2023 Rider W 80-78 Away -7.5
3/8/2023 Mount St. Mary’s Home -12.5

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Mount St. Mary’s Betting Trends

  • Mount St. Mary’s has compiled a 12-18-1 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Mountaineers have been an underdog by 12.5 points or more three times this season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
  • Mount St. Mary’s has been underdogs in 20 games this season and won seven (35%) of those contests.
  • This season, the Mountaineers have been at least a +591 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.
  • Mount St. Mary’s and its opponents have combined to hit the over 16 out of 31 times this year.
  • Mountaineers games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 140 points in eight of 31 outings.
  • The average total for Mount St. Mary’s games this season is 130.8 points, 9.2 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Mount St. Mary’s Top Performers

Jalen Benjamin 30 15.7 2.8 3.8 0.6 0.1 1.6
Dakota Leffew 30 13.1 2.6 1.8 1.3 0.4 2.4
Malik Jefferson 23 8.6 7.5 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.0
Deandre Thomas 22 7.8 2.7 2.4 0.7 0.1 1.4
George Tinsley 32 7.2 6.1 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.7

Mount St. Mary’s Season Stats

  • The Mountaineers are being outscored by 2.8 points per game, with a -91 scoring differential overall. They put up 64.0 points per game (339th in college basketball), and give up 66.8 per outing (83rd in college basketball).
  • Mount St. Mary’s records 31.8 rebounds per game (251st in college basketball), compared to the 32.5 of its opponents.
  • The Mountaineers average the same amount of points in MAAC action as overall, 64.0 points per game.
  • In MAAC games, Mount St. Mary’s has allowed 0.6 more points per game (67.4) than overall (66.8) in 2022-23.
  • In MAAC action, the Mountaineers drain more trifectas (6.9 per game) than they do overall (6.7), and their percentage from beyond the arc (38.0%) is also higher than for the whole season (35.8%).
  • At home Mount St. Mary’s is scoring 61.6 points per game, 4.1 fewer points than it is averaging on the road (65.7).
  • At home, the Mountaineers allow 62.9 points per game. On the road, they concede 70.1.

Mount St. Mary’s Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/19/2023 Canisius W 75-74 Home -3
2/24/2023 Iona L 80-68 Home +9.5
2/26/2023 Rider W 63-58 Away +5
3/4/2023 Manhattan W 74-69 Away +2
3/7/2023 Canisius W 67-66 Home -1.5
3/8/2023 Iona Away +12.5

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