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Iona Gaels vs Niagara Purple Eagles: Don Best MAAC Tournament Odds & Insights for 3/12/2021

The No. 9 seed Iona Gaels (10-5) are favored by 6 points in the MAAC Tournament semifinals when they face off against the No. 5 seed Niagara Purple Eagles (9-10) Friday at Boardwalk Hall, tipping off at 6:00 PM ET on ESPW. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Iona vs Niagara Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Iona -6 -110 -110 133 -110 -110 N/A N/A

ATS Records for Iona and Niagara

Iona and Niagara Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 6+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Iona 9-5 1-3 15-0
Niagara 10-7 0-0 18-0

Iona Leaders

  • The Gaels scoring leader is Isaiah Ross, who averages 19.7 points per game.
  • Asante Gist leads Iona with 3.8 assists a game and Nelly Junior Joseph paces the team with 7.3 rebounds per matchup.
  • Ross hits 2.8 three-pointers per game, the top mark for the Gaels.
  • Berrick JeanLouis leads the team with 2.5 steals per game. Joseph collects 1.5 blocks an outing to pace the Gaels.

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Niagara Leaders

  • Marcus Hammond has the top spot on the Purple Eagles rebounds and assists leaderboard, with 5.8 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per game.
  • Kobi Nwandu scores 14.5 points per game to pace Niagara.
  • Justin Roberts hits a team-high 1.8 three-pointers per game for the Purple Eagles.
  • Hammond is the steals leader for Niagara with 1.1 steals per game and Greg Kuakumensah leads the squad in blocks with 1.0 per game.

Iona vs Niagara: Last 4 Meetings

Niagara earned victory in three of its last four matchups against Iona. The Purple Eagles have a 2-0 record against the spread in those games against the Gaels.

Iona vs Niagara (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Iona -2.5 142.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 100-91 NIAGRA
1/12/2020 Iona -8.5 145.5 -438 +325 Regular Season 70-69 NIAGRA
2/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-76 IONA
1/11/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 95-90 NIAGRA

Points Insights

  • The 73.2 points per game the Gaels record are 8.3 more points than the Purple Eagles give up (64.9).
  • Iona has a 9-3 record overall and an 8-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 64.9 points.
  • Niagara is 1-4 against the spread and 1-4 overall when giving up more than 73.2 points.
  • The Purple Eagles put up just 2.4 fewer points than the Gaels give up to opponents (67.1).
  • Niagara has gone 5-2 overall and 5-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 67.1 points.
  • Iona has a 5-5 record overall and an ATS record of 5-5 in games when its opponents put up more than 64.7 points.
  • The Gaels have out-scored their opponents by a total of 92 points this season (6.1 points per game on average), and opponents of the Purple Eagles have out-scored them by just five more points on the year (0.2 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Gaels average 36.3 rebounds per game, outrebounding the Purple Eagles by 6.2 boards per contest.
  • When Iona earns the rebounding advantage they are 7-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Niagara is 6-5.
  • The Gaels average 10.7 offensive boards per game, outgaining the Purple Eagles by 3.4 rebounds per contest.
  • The Gaels are 6-2 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Purple Eagles are 6-4 when they trail in offensive rebounding.
  • Iona fairs well on the boards with an average rebounding margin of +5.1 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Niagara, which averages a margin of -4.7.

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