Niagara Purple Eagles vs Iona Gaels 01/12/2020 Picks, Previews and Predictions
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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Iona Gaels 01/12/2020 – The Iona Gaels have been struggling for their past games but they managed to break a five-game losing streak and they hope to get their momentum running. They will be hosting the Niagara Golden Eagles on January 12, Sunday at the Hynes Athletics Center in New Rochelle, New York. ESPN+ holds the TV rights for this game and they will air it live at 1 pm Eastern Time and Sofascore will have the live stream available for their site. The Purple Eagles hope to avoid a losing streak after dropping their last two games but they are coming in as the big underdogs according to How To Bet On NCAA Basketball in this ball game against the Gaels.
Niagara Purple Eagles vs Iona Gaels 01/12/2020
Niagara Purple Eagles
The Niagara Purple Eagles are coming off a loss against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. In that match, the big silver lining was Marcus Hammond who dominated the game with 36 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. He had five three-pointers as well for his team. Other than that, the rest of the Purple Eagles hit a wall. James Towns was only limited to 4 points and shot 2-for-8. Rasheem Solomon had it wors as the shot 1-of-10 and finished the game with just three points. This is not how the Purple Eagles envisioned their core players to perform as Hammond put on a one-man show.
Players to Watch: J. Towns G 14 GP 25.6 MIN 13.8 PTS 3.6 REB 2.1 AST 0.8 STL 0 BLK 2.2 TO 45.9 FG% 82 FT% 26.9 3P%, M. Hammond G 14 GP 27.6 MIN 12.6 PTS 3.4 REB 3 AST 1.2 STL 0 BLK 1.4 TO 42.1 FG% 84.6 FT% 38.8 3P%, R. Solomon G 14 GP 29.1 MIN 11 PTS 3.1 REB 1.2 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 1.7 TO 41.2 FG% 82.1 FT% 32.8 3P%.
The Gaels scored a victory over the Rider Broncos, 69-66 to snap their five-game skid. During that game, EJ Crawford had 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and three blocks. Ashante Gist had 17 points while Isaiah Washington had 17 points and four rebounds as well. Tajuan Agee had a bad scoring night with only 7 points but made it up with 12 rebounds and six assists. This is a good win for the Gaels as they try to find momentum once again. They are much favored to win over the Purple Eagles on their home court but they should use this game to polish their game and rotation. Overall, this should be an easy game for the Gaels and it will be EJ Crawford leading the team as always.
Players to Watch: E.J. Crawford G 10 GP 37 MIN 17.4 PTS 4.7 REB 1.4 AST 1.6 STL 0.2 BLK 3.4 TO 46.3 FG% 83.3 FT% 27 3P%, T. Agee F 10 GP 33.2 MIN 14 PTS 8 REB 3.3 AST 1.3 STL 1.2 BLK 4.6 TO 56.3 FG% 73 FT% 36.4 3P%, A. Gist G 10 GP 32.3 MIN 10.1 PTS 2.6 REB 2.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 2.3 TO 36.6 FG% 65.2 FT% 34.6 3P%.
Niagara Purple Eagles vs Iona Gaels Betting Predictions
Niagara Purple Eagles
Niagara is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Iona is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Niagara Purple Eagles vs Iona Gaels Betting Picks
The Iona Gaels are coming in as the heavy favorites in this game and they are the safer bet as forecasted by Top Online Sportsbook. Marcus Hammond will be huge for the Purple Eagles but they need to support him and get some help. Nonetheless, even if they get some players involved, the Gaels are expected to dominate.
Moneyline: The Iona Gaels have an ML of -431 while the Purple Eagles are huge underdogs and they are at +341.
ATS: It is a wide 9.5 points across the spread that separates both teams. The Gaels are at -9.5 while the Purple Eagles are on the other side at +9.5.
TOTALS: The total for this match is expected to reach the number of 147 with the Purple Eagles going over while the Gaels are under.
Score Prediction: 81-69, Gaels win.