Check out our free Quinnipiac 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.

Quinnipiac vs Iona Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds

Bobcats vs Gaels Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Quinnipiac Bobcats at Iona Gaels
  • Where: New Rochelle at Hynes Athletics Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 29th
  • Betting Odds: Quinnipiac +6.5, QUIN +226 | IONA -287 O/U 145.0

Bobcats Preview:

The Quinnipiac Bobcats head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 15-5. So far, the Bobcats have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 8-2. For the season, Quinnipiac has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 4-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bobcats being +6.5 point underdogs.

Quinnipiac’s leading scorer this season is Dezi Jones, who is averaging 11.2 points per contest. So far, Jones has accounted for 15.37% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.8 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists. Ike Nweke is the second leading scorer for the Bobcats, averaging 10.9 points per game. Between him and Nweke, they are accounting for 30.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Quinnipiac this season, as they are currently ranked 178th in college basketball at 71.8 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 Bobcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.5%, placing them 216th in the NCAA.

Gaels Preview:

Through 20 games, the Iona Gaels have an overall record of 13-7. Currently, the Gaels have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 7-1. The Gaels’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Iona has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 12-6.

Iona’s leading scorer this season is Daniss Jenkins, who is averaging 15.65 points per contest. So far, Jenkins has accounted for 19.56% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.6 rebounds per game and 4.75 assists. Nelly Junior Joseph is the second leading scorer for the Gaels, averaging 16.16 points per game. Between him and Joseph, they are accounting for 38.8% 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 20 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: Quinnipiac Bobcats +6.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Iona as the favorites with a line coming in at -6.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Quinnipiac Bobcats to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Iona at 7.19 made 3’s per game compared to Quinnipiac at 8.9. Look for Quinnipiac to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Gaels.