Iona Gaels vs. VCU Rams Betting Prediction

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The VCU Rams (5-2) will be at home in the Stuart Siegel Center when they go head-to-head against the Iona Gaels (2-4). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Iona Gaels vs. VCU Rams ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Rams lost to the Old Dominion Monarchs, 62-52, while the Gaels got blown out by the Ohio Bobcats, 89-65.

Iona had a better free throw rate (0.215 vs. 0.164) while VCU held Old Dominion to an effective field goal percentage of 0.383 (below their season average of 0.457). Marcus Evans had a solid performance for VCU, putting up 14 points. Meanwhile, Iona rallied around Tajuan Agee, who put up 23 points and eight rebounds.

Getting to the line could be hard to find for VCU in this showdown. Since the 2017-18 season, the Rams rank 306th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.201, while Iona ranks 62nd in FTA rate allowed (0.201).

Iona vs. VCU ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – VCU, ATS Winner – Iona, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Iona ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while VCU ranks 242nd (7.0).
  • The Gaels rank 56th in three pointers attempted per game (25.0) while the Rams rank 166th in three pointers allowed per game (21.9).
  • VCU is 48th in the nation with 2.7 blocks allowed per game while Iona is 60th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Rams average 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 74th in the NCAA. The Gaels rank 274th in assists allowed per game (15.0).
  • VCU averages 36.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 101st in the NCAA. Iona ranks 285th in rebounds allowed per game (37.9).