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Iona vs Canisius Pick & Preview: Friday, February 10th Betting Odds

Gaels vs Golden Griffins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Iona Gaels at Canisius Golden Griffins
  • Where: Buffalo at Koessler Athletic Center
  • Date: Friday, February 10th
  • Betting Odds: Iona -11, IONA -670 | CANS +460 O/U 146.0

Gaels Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Canisius, the Iona Gaels will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 16-7. So far, the Gaels have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 7-6. This season, Iona has been favored to win in 21 games, sitting with a mark of 15-6. For today’s contest, Iona has a betting line set -11 points in their favor.

Iona’s leading scorer this season is Daniss Jenkins, who is averaging 15.61 points per contest. So far, Jenkins has accounted for 19.13% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.52 rebounds per game and 4.78 assists. Nelly Junior Joseph is the second leading scorer for the Gaels, averaging 16.14 points per game. Between him and Joseph, they are accounting for 38.0% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Iona is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 33.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 31.84% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Golden Griffins Preview:

Canisius will take the floor against the Gaels with an overall record of 5-17. So far this season, Canisius has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-6. For the season, Canisius has been the underdog in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 4-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Griffins being +11 point underdogs.

Canisius’ leading scorer this season is Jordan Henderson, who is averaging 14.11 points per contest. So far, Henderson has accounted for 16.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.94 rebounds per game and 2.33 assists. Tahj Staveskie is the second leading scorer for the Golden Griffins, averaging 11.09 points per game. Between him and Staveskie, they are accounting for 32.5% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Canisius this season, as they are currently ranked 284th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Griffins’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 440th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Iona Gaels -11

Based on our analysis of this matchup, we believe that Iona’s fast-paced style of play will give them an advantage against a Canisius team that prefers to slow the game down. Despite the large point spread (-11), expect Gaels’ to benefit from an increased number of possessions as they work towards an easy victory. We recommend betting on Iona to not only win but also cover the spread against Canisius.