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Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs 12/18/2020 NCAAB Predictions, Previews & Spread

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Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs 12-18-2020 NCAAB Predictions Previews & Spread

Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs 12/18/2020 – The Iona Gaels have been inconsistent to start the season and a win here would help them even up their win-loss record. This team will be going on the road to battle the Rider Broncs at the Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville, New Jersey this Friday, December 18. The game will still have no audience and ESPN+ will be the way for basketball fans to watch on television. SofaScore will also have the same feed and the match begins at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This is going to be close and according to NCAA Basketball Odds, the Iona Gaels have the edge over the Rider Broncs.

Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs 12/18/2020

When: Friday, December 18, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
TV: ESPN+
Stream: Sofascore

Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs 12/18/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Iona Gaels -3 (-107) 143.5 o (-107) +100
Rider Broncs +3 (-107) 143.5 u (-107) -114
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Iona Gaels

An up-and-down ride for the Iona Gaels heading to their next game against the Rider Broncs. This team had five games already and lost three of them. The last win they scored was against the Fairfield Stags by 28 points. Ironically, both teams faced the next day and the Stags take the win the following day by 15 points, 52-67. Ryan Myers came up with 14 points and stepped up for the team. Top scorer Isaiah Ross had only 9 points and he took nine shots and made just two. This team had a total of 17 turnovers against Fairfield and that made them lose the game by that wide margin. 

Players to Watch: I. Ross G (GP 5 MIN 36.4 PTS 21.4 REB 4 AST 1.4 STL 1.2 BLK 0 TO 2.8 FG% 48.7 FT% 79.2 3PT% 40), . Joseph F (GP 5 MIN 26.6 PTS 9.2 REB 6.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 1.4 TO 1.8 FG% 51.4 FT% 72.7 3PT% 0), D. van Eyck F (GP 5 MIN 24.6 PTS 8.6 REB 6 AST 2.4 STL 0 BLK 0.2 TO 1.8 FG% 51.4 FT% 75 3PT% 40).

Rider Broncs

The Rider Broncs already had four games for this season and only won once. That victory was on December 11 against the Manhattan Jaspers by a wide 18 points. It is like the same story for the Iona Gaels as with the Rider Broncs. Jaspers faced them again the next day and this time took the 10-point win, 77-87. Christian Ings stepped up as he did 15 points, four assists, and two steals while Dwight Murray Jr. shot 6-of-16 from the field to finish with just 13 points, four rebounds, and four assists. The team did not play much defense and committed a total of 24 fouls against the Jaspers.

Players to Watch: D. Murray Jr. G (GP 4 MIN 37.3 PTS 18 REB 7.8 AST 6 STL 1.5 BLK 0 TO 3 FG% 42.9 FT% 75 3PT% 40), C. Ings G (GP 3 MIN 24 PTS 12.7 REB 3.3 AST 2.3 STL 1.3 BLK 0 TO 2 FG% 52.2 FT% 72.2 3PT% 25), R. Henderson Jr. G (GP 4 MIN 28.8 PTS 12 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 1 FG% 42.1 FT% 66.7 3PT% 50).

Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs Betting Predictions

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Iona Gaels

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Iona’s last 9 games.
Iona is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Iona is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Rider.
Gaels are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Rider.
Iona is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.

Rider Broncs

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Rider’s last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rider’s last 7 games against Iona.
Rider is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rider’s last 8 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider’s last 5 games when playing at home against Iona.

Iona Gaels vs Rider Broncs Betting Picks

This should be a close match as both teams would like to take the momentum from the win heading on to their next games. Sports Betting sees that the Iona Gaels are the safer pick as compared to the Rider Broncs.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Gaels as the underdogs are at +100 while the Rider Broncs are at -114

Spread: It is only three points across the spread with the Gaels taking the -3 while the Broncs are on the other side with +3. 

Total: 143.5 is the predicted total for this game with the Broncs going under and the Gaels the team over.

Score Prediction: 73-68, Gaels win.