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Iona Gaels vs La Salle Explorers 11/09/2019 Picks, Preview and Spread

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Iona Gaels vs La Salle Explorers 11-09-2019 Picks Preview and Spread

Iona Gaels vs La Salle Explorers 11/09/2019 – Two debuting teams are going to battle as Iona Gaels are to visit the La Salle Explorers at the Tom Gola Arena this Saturday, November 9. Each team will have some talents to boast but Basketball Betting Tips Over Under sees the visiting team conquering the La Salle Explorers and earn their first win.

Iona Gaels vs La Salle Explorers 11/09/2019

When: Saturday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. ET
Where: Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: NBC Sports Network
Stream: SofaScore

Iona Gaels vs La Salle Explorers 11/09/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Iona -1.5 (-110) 151 o (-110) -109
La Salle +1.5 (-110) 151 u (-110) -109
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Iona Gaels

Iona Gaels earned a 16-seed in the tournament and was defeated in the first round by the Tar Heels. Much is expected for EJ Crawford who will have a bigger role this year and lead the team’s charge. Tajuan Agee will be there to give the added support in the paint with his rebounding. Isaiah Ross will be an interesting prospect to see if he can help space out the floor for Crawford and Agee to work. Even if they are the visiting team, they are predicted to win over the Explorers. Asante Gist is in the roster right now and he should be an x-factor in the Gaels win over La Salle. IONA is 9-1 across the spread in the last 10 games.

Players to Watch: EJ Crawford (14.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 1.3 APG), Tajuan Agee (12.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.1 APG), Isaiah Ross (12.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 1.2 APG)

La Salle Explorers

The trio of Jack Clark, Isaiah Des and Saul Phiri is expected to have a long season. They will be opening up on their own home court but the odds are not in favour seeing them as the victors. They would need the necessary support from Ayinde Hikim, David Beatty and Jared Kimbrough. Ed Croswell and Andrew Landford round up the team. Clifton Moore is still questionable if he will join the roster. The Explorers have been 6-15 in their Saturday games which also makes them the underdogs in this contest.

Players to Watch: Jack Clark (13.0 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.3 APG), Isiah Deas (12.5 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 1.8 APG), Saul Phiri (10.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 2.0 APG), Ayinde Hikim (6.8 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 2.3 APG).

Iona Gaels vs La Salle Explorers Betting Predictions

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Iona Gaels

Gaels are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Iona’s last 16 games.
Iona is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
Gaels are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic 10 conference.
Iona is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games played in November.

La Salle Explorers

Explorers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle’s last 5 games.
La Salle is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
Explorers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Metro Atlantic conference.
La Salle is 0-7 SU in their last 7 games played in November.

Iona Gaels vs La Salle Explorers Betting Picks

Iona is expected to come in and win over La Salle at their own basketball court according to NCAAB Point Spread Picks. EJ Crawford and Tajuan Agee will be the players to watch for the Gaels but La Salle may can beat the Iona Gaels

Moneyline: It is Iona having the moneyline of -116 in this matchup against the La Salle Explorers. With a very tight prediction, La Salle could be a good pick as well since the game will be played in their own turf.

ATS: This should be a tight one with Iona on a -1 across the spread while La Salle is +1.

TOTALS: Both teams are expected to duke it out with the totals of 153.5 and 153 open. La Salle is going over while Iona is the team over.

Score Prediction: 78-75, La Salle.