Check out our free Iona vs Siena pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Albany. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Iona vs Siena Pick & Preview: Friday, January 27th Betting Odds

Gaels vs Saints Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Iona Gaels at Siena Saints
  • Where: Albany at MVP Arena
  • Date: Friday, January 27th
  • Betting Odds: Iona -6, IONA -261 | SIENA +209 O/U 140.0

Gaels Preview:

Iona will take the floor against the Saints with an overall record of 13-6. So far, the Gaels have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 6-5. This season, Iona has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 12-5. For today’s contest, Iona has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.

Iona’s leading scorer this season is Daniss Jenkins, who is averaging 16.26 points per contest. So far, Jenkins has accounted for 20.17% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.74 rebounds per game and 4.79 assists. Nelly Junior Joseph is the second leading scorer for the Gaels, averaging 16.22 points per game. Between him and Joseph, they are accounting for 39.2% 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 19 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.

Saints Preview:

Through 20 games, the Siena Saints have an overall record of 13-7. So far this season, Siena has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-2. For the season, Siena has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Saints being +6 point underdogs.

Important to the outcome of the game, is if Javian McCollum will be able to suit up for the Saints’. Heading into play, McCollum leads the team at 15.83 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 54.2% while also adding 2.17 rebounds. Even if Javian McCollum ends up playing, Siena will be counting on Jackson Stormo to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Stormo is the Saints’ second leading scorer at 13.74 points per game. So far, he has hit 54.3% of his field goal attempts.

Coming into today’s game, Siena will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Saints are ranked 350th at 66.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 513th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Siena is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.

Free Spread Prediction: Iona Gaels -6

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Iona Gaels to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6 point betting favorites. Although Iona as a team is just 97th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Saints’ defense. At -6 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Gaels to come out on top and cover.