The 15-10 Iona Gaels will travel in MAAC conference play when they lock horns with the 9-15 Manhattan Jaspers in an NCAA college basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Manhattan is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPNU.
The college basketball odds from this game has the road team Iona Gaels favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 142 points. There has been a ½ point move on Iona as the Gaels were a -2 point favorite when the odds opened.
The teams met back on January 6th with Iona posting the 78-70 home win against Manhattan as a -13 point betting favorite. The total came over 143 ½ points.
Iona has a true road record of 5-6 on the season. The team is 9-5 versus the MAAC conference. They have four road wins in MAAC play with five losses. The Gaels break a three game losing streak after a 78-71 home win on Saturday against the Rider Broncs as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 150 ½ points. Iona shot 50% from the floor in the win and connected on 7 of 14 from the three point line. The difference in the game came at the free throw line where the Gaels converted on 21 of their 26 shots while Rider hits on just 10 of 17. Good thing Iona made free throws as they allowed the Broncs 50% shooting. Lamont Jones had 32 points and 6 rebounds on 10 of 19 shooting. Iona is the third ranked scoring offense in college basketball as they average 82.6 points a game.
The Manhattan Jaspers are 5-3 on their home court. The club is 7-7 against conference foes. They are 3-2 in their MAAC home games. Manhattan picks up their third straight win following a 62-40 victory against the Fairfield Stags as a +9 ½ point road underdog. The total landed under 112 points. The Jaspers jumped out to the 34-13 lead at the half in the win. They put up 52.3% from the field and connect on 3 of 9 three pointers. Manhattan gives up just 25.4% shooting to Fairfield. Donovan Kates had 17 points and 3 rebounds on 4 of 6 shooting in the win. The Jaspers are geared to defense as they are a top third team in college basketball in points allowed and defensive field goal percentage. The team allows 61.3 points a game along with 40.6% shooting.