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Iona Gaels vs. Manhattan Jaspers Point Spread Pick

Time: 7 PM EST Friday February 28, 2014, ESPN2

Location: Draddy Gymnasium, Riverdale, New York

The Manhattan Jaspers host the Iona Gaels in a MAAC match up.

In their last games: Iona beat Marist 86-67 and Manhattan lost to Siena 67-63.

In their win over Marist the Gaels were solid on both ends of the floor shooting a FG% of 53.2% and they held the Red Foxes to 41.4% shooting.

Manhattan played good defense in the loss to Siena, but the main reason they lost is that they only made 19 of their 42 free throws.

Earlier this season at Iona the Gaels beat the Jaspers 85-73.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Manhattan defense will be facing an Iona offense that ranks 5th in the nation in scoring.

This season Manhattan is 7-3 at home and Iona is 9-6 on the road.

Iona is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games at Manhattan.

The road team is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 games between these 2 teams.

Iona has won 10 straight games.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: – Manhattan -4
Total Line: Off
Money Line: Gaels +155 / Jaspers -175

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Iona Gaels: 19-8 SU 12-13 ATS
Manhattan Jaspers: 20-7 SU 12-12-2 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• IONA is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• IONA is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win.
• IONA has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• MAN is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
• MAN is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. loss.
• MAN has an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Iona Gaels: 78.57
Manhattan Jaspers: 78.85

Key Player Injuries

Gaels
No injuries to report at this time.

Jaspers
No injuries to report at this time

Point Spread Pick:

The Gaels have won 11 straight games and are 14-2 in conference play with the last loss being by 2 points to Canisius. They beat Manhattan handily by 12 earlier in the season and while Jaspers are at home and should give Iona a battle laying 4 and backing the home team is a different story.
Take the Iona Gaels +4.
Bet this game at and Lay -105 instead of -110 on this game!

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