The Hartford Hawks (1-4) clash against the Iona Gaels (1-2) in the MGM Resorts Main Event Middleweight at T-Mobile Arena. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
Hartford Hawks vs. Iona Gaels ATS Odds
Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Gaels lost a tough one against the Long Beach State 49ers, 86-85, while the Hawks fell to the Utah Valley Wolverines, 72-65.
Hartford forced Utah Valley into a turnover percentage of 26.3 (above their season average of 15.5) while Iona had a much better turnover percentage (19.0 vs. 28.5). Rickey McGill played a pivotal role for Iona with 15 points. J.R. Lynch had a solid performance for Hartford, recording 25 points.
It will be a showdown of conflicting styles as the fast-breaking Gaels will look to push the more methodical Hawks. Dating back to last season, the Gaels rank 54th in possessions per game while the Hawks are 288th. Furthermore, the Hawks, who rank 275th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.211), will go head-to-head against the Gaels, who rank 53rd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.199).
Hartford Hawks vs. Iona Gaels Betting Pick
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Iona, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- Iona ranks 42nd in assists per game (15.8) while Hartford ranks 197th (13.1).
- The Hawks rank 178th in rebounds allowed per game (35.3) while the Gaels rank 275th (37.8).
- The Gaels average 25.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 56th in the NCAA. The Hawks rank 193rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).
- Iona ranks 20th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Hartford ranks 136th (6.1).