Iona Vs Mount St. Mary’s: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 8, 2023

Written By Staff on March 8, 2023

A pair of hot teams square off when the Iona Gaels (24-7, 17-3 MAAC) host the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (13-19, 8-12 MAAC) on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET. The Gaels will put their 11-game win streak on the line against the Mountaineers, who have won three straight. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Gaels’ (-1430 to win on the moneyline) matchup versus the Mountaineers (+750).

The betting facts in the article below are based off odds valid as of March 8, 2023 at 5:38 PM ET.

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Iona vs Mount St. Mary’s Betting Odds

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Iona Offense Vs. Mount St. Mary’s Defense

Iona Offense Stats (Rank) Mount St. Mary’s Defense
76.6 (62) Points/Gm 66.8 (83)
35.5 (71) Possessions/Game 34.0 (212)
46.8 (56) Field Goal % 43.0 (121)
35.7 (99) 3PT % 33.6 (161)
52.0 (121) Effective FG % 49.0 (109)
50.3 (334) True Shooting % 53.0 (107)

Mount St. Mary’s Offense Vs. Iona Defense

Mount St. Mary’s Offense Stats (Rank) Iona Defense
64.0 (339) Points/Gm 65.9 (60)
34.0 (152) Possessions/Game 35.5 (292)
42.5 (295) Field Goal % 41.1 (33)
35.8 (93) 3PT % 29.5 (11)
48.6 (298) Effective FG % 46.2 (19)
52.1 (277) True Shooting % 50.2 (21)

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Iona Betting Insights

  • Iona has won 18 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 13 times.
  • The Gaels are 4-3 ATS this season when playing as at least 14-point favorites.
  • So far this season, 15 out of Iona’s 31 games have hit the over.
  • Gaels games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 140 points 16 times.
  • Iona has an average point total of 142.5 in its contests this year, 2.5 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Mount St. Mary’s Betting Insights

  • Mount St. Mary’s has covered 12 times in 31 games with a spread this year.
  • The Mountaineers have covered the spread once this year (1-2 ATS) when playing as at least 14-point underdogs.
  • A total of 16 Mount St. Mary’s games this year have gone over the point total.
  • The Mountaineers have played eight games this season that have gone over 140 combined points scored.
  • Mount St. Mary’s games this season have had an average of 130.8 points, 9.2 fewer points than this game’s total.

Iona Key Players

  • Walter Clayton Jr. leads the Gaels scoring 16.5 points per game.
  • Nelly Junior Joseph paces Iona with 9.7 rebounds a game and Daniss Jenkins leads the team with 5.1 assists per contest.
  • Clayton Jr. knocks down 2.3 treys per game to lead the Gaels.
  • Iona’s blocks leader is Junior Joseph, who records 1.5 per game. Clayton Jr. leads the team averaging 1.9 steals a game.

Mount St. Mary’s Key Players

  • The Mountaineers go-to guy, Jalen Benjamin, leads the team in both scoring (15.7 points per game) and assists (3.8 assists per game).
  • Malik Jefferson collects all of the boards and is the Mount St. Mary’s leader in rebounds, pulling down 7.5 per game.
  • Dakota Leffew is tops from three-point range for the Mountaineers, hitting 2.4 treys per game.
  • Leffew tops Mount St. Mary’s in steals with 1.3 per game, and Jefferson leads the squad in blocks with 0.7 per game.
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