The top-seeded Iona Gaels will take on the third-seeded Manhattan Jaspers on Monday night in the championship game of the MAAC Tournament, with Iona having gone 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS in their two games against Manhattan this season.
Iona got past fourth-seeded Monmouth by a score of 95-77 in the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament on Sunday, while Manhattan is coming off a 65-48 win over seventh-seeded St. Peter’s in the semifinals. The UNDER has paid off for totals bettors in five of their last six matchups.
Manhattan Jaspers vs Iona Gaels Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Iona Gaels battles the Manhattan Jaspers, currently sitting with a 18-13 mark (16-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 12-14 for the Iona Gaels and 12-8-1 for the Manhattan Jaspers.
According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 42-ranked Iona Gaels and the No. 31-rated Manhattan Jaspers in this matchup.
How Manhattan Jaspers vs Iona Gaels Stats Matchup
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Iona’s No. 5-ranked scoring average of 79.94 PPG, against a Manhattan Jaspers defense rated No. 159 and allowing 67.45 PPG. The Iona Gaels FG% has averaged 47.01% to date this season, more than the Manhattan Jaspers shooters have managed so far (43.48% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Jaspers got 14 points from Shane Richards as Manhattan ran past Saint Peter’s 65-48 on Sunday at Times Union Center.
A.J. English went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Iona over Monmouth, 95-77, on Sunday at Times Union Center.