The New Mexico Lobos (1-0) get their home schedule underway at Dreamstyle Arena against the Iona Gaels (1-0). The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Iona Gaels vs. New Mexico Lobos ATS Odds
Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Lobos barely escaped the CSUN Matadors 87-84, while the Gaels defeated the Albany Great Danes 72-68.
Iona dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.0 and a free throw rate of 0.281. Albany was 25.3 and 0.259, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, New Mexico’s 0.423 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over CSUN, who had a rate of 0.153. New Mexico rallied around Dane Kuiper, who finished with 15 points. Rickey McGill played a pivotal role for Iona with 12 points and nine assists.
There could be a fair amount of transition offense in this contest that features two of the country’s more fast-breaking teams. New Mexico ranks 35th in possessions per game (73.2) and Iona is 60th (72.2) dating back to the 2017-18 season. Furthermore, the Gaels rank 33rd in turnover percentage (16.1 percent), while the Lobos rank 20th in opponents’ turnover percentage (22.5 percent).
Iona Gaels vs. New Mexico Lobos Betting Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – New Mexico, ATS Winner – New Mexico, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- New Mexico averages 15.7 assists per game, which ranks 48th in the nation. Iona ranks 253rd in assists allowed per game (14.7).
- The Lobos rank 216th in rebounds allowed per game (35.9) while the Gaels rank 280th (37.7).
- The Lobos average 28.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 11th in the nation. The Gaels rank 165th in three pointers allowed per game (22.0).
- Iona ranks 20th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while New Mexico ranks 146th (6.1).