Alabama vs Iona March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 16, 2021

A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 15th-seeded Iona Gaels (12-5) hit the court as underdogs against the No. 2 seed Alabama Crimson Tide (24-6) on Saturday. The contest tips off at 4:00 PM ET on TBS. Here’s what you need to know when filling out your brackets for this 2-15 matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Alabama Betting Information

  • Alabama has put together a 16-12-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 16.5 points, the Crimson Tide are 1-0 against the spread this season.
  • Only 14 of 29 Alabama games this season (48.3%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Crimson Tide knocked off LSU 80-79 but failed to cover the spread as 5.5-point favorites, while hitting the over on the 157 point total in their last outing on Sunday. Jaden Shackelford racked up a team-high 21 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Alabama Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jaden Shackelford 30 14.2 3.8 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.9
Jahvon Quinerly 27 12.7 2.0 3.0 0.7 0.0 1.7
John Petty Jr. 29 12.3 5.1 1.9 1.3 0.6 2.4
Herbert Jones 30 11.2 6.5 3.4 1.8 1.1 0.7
Joshua Primo 28 8.1 3.4 0.9 0.6 0.3 1.5

Iona Betting Information

  • So far this season, Iona holds an even 4-4 record ATS.
  • Three of the Gaels eight games (37.5%) this season have failed to hit the over on the point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Iona Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Isaiah Ross 17 18.4 3.8 1.5 1.5 0.1 2.5
Asante Gist 15 13.3 2.1 3.7 0.7 0.1 1.4
Nelly Junior Joseph 17 11.4 7.6 1.3 0.6 1.5 0.0
Berrick JeanLouis 17 8.2 5.6 1.8 2.3 1.1 1.0
Dylan van Eyck 17 7.3 6.5 2.4 0.5 0.6 0.8

Total Facts

  • Alabama’s games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup (146 points) in 18 out of 30 opportunities (60% of matchups).
  • In Iona’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup over/under in eight out of 17 matchups (47.1%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 151.8 points per game, 5.8 points more than the point total of 146 for this matchup.
  • The 135.7 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 10.3 fewer than the 146 over/under in this contest.
  • On average, the Crimson Tide have seen a 149.3 over/under in their games this season, 3.3 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 7.8 points more than the average over/under in Gaels games this season (138.2 points).

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