Check out our free Mount St. Mary’s vs Iona pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in New Rochelle. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Mount St. Mary’s vs Iona Pick & Preview: Friday, February 3rd Betting Odds

Mountaineers vs Gaels Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at Iona Gaels
  • Where: New Rochelle at Hynes Athletics Center
  • Date: Friday, February 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Mount St. Mary’s +15, MSTM +881 | IONA -1660 O/U 135.5

Mountaineers Preview:

Through 22 games, the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers have an overall record of 7-15. On the road, the Mountaineers will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 4-8. So far, the Mountaineers have been the underdog 13 times, going 4-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +15 underdogs on the spread.

Mount St. Mary’s’ leading scorer this season is Jalen Benjamin, who is averaging 14.45 points per contest. So far, Benjamin has accounted for 21.2% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.85 rebounds per game and 3.95 assists. Dakota Leffew is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, averaging 13.4 points per game. Between him and Leffew, they are accounting for 40.9% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Mount St. Mary’s this season, as they are currently ranked 354th in college basketball at 66.1 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 Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 220th in the NCAA.

Gaels Preview:

Iona heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-7. Currently, the Gaels have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 8-1. The Gaels’ are sitting with a betting line that is -15 points in their favor. For the season, Iona has been favored to win in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 13-6.

Iona’s leading scorer this season is Daniss Jenkins, who is averaging 15.62 points per contest. So far, Jenkins has accounted for 19.37% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.67 rebounds per game and 4.81 assists. Nelly Junior Joseph is the second leading scorer for the Gaels, averaging 16.1 points per game. Between him and Joseph, they are accounting for 38.4% 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 21 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers +15

In our analysis of this matchup, we believe that Iona’s fast-paced style of play will give them an advantage against the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers, who prefer a slower game. Despite the large -15 point spread, the Gaels’ fast-paced style should play a large role in them cruising to an easy victory. We recommend betting on Iona to not only win but also cover the spread against Mount St. Mary’s.