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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(16-8) Monmouth Hawks vs. Iona Gaels (19-5)
Date: Sunday, February 13th, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Hynes Center, New Rochelle, NY
CBB Moneyline Odds: Hawks +310 | Gaels -400
CBB Betting ATS Odds: MON +8.5 | ION -8.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 140.5
The Monmouth Hawks will travel to New York and take on the Iona Gaels for some MAAC action this Sunday afternoon.
Iona is favored to win by nine here at home.
Monmouth jumped out to a strong start during non-conference play, picking up qualities wins over Cincinnati, Princeton, Pittsburgh and near-win over St. John’s. The Hawks missed a month of action then proceeded to drop their first three MAAC games. They’ve since recovered, and a win road win here would be absoluely huge for their impressive resume.
Fifth-year senior George Papas has played big this season. The 6’5 guard scored a season-high of 31 points in the win over Lehigh, and he’s hit four or more threes in four of his last six games. If he has a big game, things usually go well for the Hawks.
Papas is leading the team with 16.2 points per game, while posting 5.7 pg and 3.1 apg.
Fellow fifth-year senior Marcus McClary scores 9.3 ppg, and brings more experience to the lineup.
Walker Miller (UNC) and Shavar Reynolds Jr. (Seton Hall) transferred in from bigger schools and have flourished with additional playing time in Long Branch. Miller has asserted himself as a force down low. Despite never averaging more than one point over four seasons at UNC, Miller is scoring an impressive 14.8 ppg, while grabbing 6.4 rpg.
Reynolds Jr., a Jersey native, scored 21 points in the loss to Iona, and he’s third on the team in scoring (14.6)
Iona opened Metro Atlantic play on a tear, winning their first eleven conference games, but they come into big time battle on the heels of two road losses to Niagara and Siena. They haven’t lost at Hynes all season, so they could get back on track here.
Legendary coach Rick Pitino has Iona in position to return to the Big Dance, and his team scores a strong 76.3 points per game.
AAC trasnfers Tyson Jolly (SMU) and Elijah Joiner (Tulsa) start in the backcourt for Iona. Jolly has been the catalyst to Iona attack, and he’s leading the team in minutes (34.2), while scoring a team-leading 14.8 ppg, and grabbing 5.1 rpg.
Joiner scored a season-high 24 points in road win over Monmouth last month, and he’s posting strong averages of 12.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, and a team-leading 3.1 apg.
Nelly Junior Joseph is a force in the Iona frontcourt. The 6’9 sophomore scored 13.1 ppg, while leading the team in rebounding (8.3).
Quinn Slazinski and Dylan van Eyck bring more length to the lineup, and they both average around 9 points per game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Monmouth is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Iona is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- Over is 8-4 in Gaels last 12 as a favorite.
Free Monmouth Hawks vs. Iona Gaels NCAAB Prediction: Monmouth to Cover
This potential Metro Atlantic championship preview should sway in the way of the home team here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Monmouth +8.5
Iona has a chance to earn their 20th win in style here, but I believe it will be contested once again. The Gaels escaped in overtime with a 86-85 win last month, and Monmouth will enter here motivated. They’ll have a shot to hand Iona their third straight loss, but I’m confident in them keeping things close once again.
Take Monmouth’s spread Sunday aftenoon.
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