Iona Futures: Odds to Win the College Basketball National Championship

Posted on January 27, 2023

Oddsmakers list the Iona Gaels (27-7) as the favorite from the MAAC to claim the 2022-23 College Basketball National Championship (with the 53rd-ranked odds in the NCAA at +100000 to be the last team standing). They next hit the court against the UConn Huskies on Friday, March 17 at 4:30 PM ET.

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Iona Futures: Odds to Win the National Championship

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
+100000 53rd Bet $100 to win $100000
  • While our computer ranking places the Gaels 69th in the country in terms of winning the national championship, the team’s national championship odds rank comes in much better, ranking them 53rd.
  • Looking at their most recent odds (+100000), the Gaels sport a 0.1% chance of winning the national championship.

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Iona NCAA Tournament Resume

  • When the Gaels defeated the Saint Louis Billikens, the No. 88 team in our computer rankings, by a score of 84-62 on December 6, it was their best victory of the year so far.
  • Iona has faced teams in the Top 25 zero times this season.
  • Iona has tied for the seventh-most Quadrant 4 victories in the nation based on the RPI (18).
  • According to our predictions, the Gaels are playing the 256th-ranked schedule in terms of toughness.
  • Iona has one game remaining against teams with worse records, and one game against squads with above .500 records.

Top Iona Performers

  • Nelly Junior Joseph: 15.4 PTS, 9.6 REB, 1.3 STL, 1.5 BLK, 55.4 FG%
  • Daniss Jenkins: 15.6 PTS, 1.3 STL, 42.1 FG%, 36.4 3PT% (56-for-154)
  • Walter Clayton Jr.: 16.9 PTS, 1.9 STL, 45.6 FG%, 42.9 3PT% (69-for-161)
  • Osborn Shema: 7.2 PTS, 1.3 BLK, 50.8 FG%, 37.1 3PT% (23-for-62)
  • N. Joseph: 13.9 PTS, 9.9 REB, 1.2 STL, 1.6 BLK, 54.8 FG%

Iona’s Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent H/A Time (ET)
Fri, Mar 17 UConn A 4:30 PM

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