Iona Gaels vs. Princeton Tigers Betting Prediction 12/17/19

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The Iona Gaels (2-3) meet the Princeton Tigers (2-7) at Barclays Center. Action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Iona Gaels vs. Princeton Tigers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Tigers were victorious over the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 80-65, while the Gaels were blown out by the UConn Huskies, 80-62.

Princeton played a nearly perfect contest. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 28.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.606 (above their season average of 0.499). Fairleigh Dickinson was 19.4 and 0.455, respectively, for those same stats. Iona, meanwhile, forced UConn into a turnover percentage of 18.0 (above their season average of 13.4). Princeton received a boost from Richmond Aririguzoh, who recorded 18 points and 12 rebounds. Tajuan Agee led the way for Iona, recording 14 points and eight rebounds.

The Tigers won the only contest between these two teams last year, 85-81. Making free throws was one of Princeton’s biggest advantages. They were 12-14 (85.7 percent), while the Gaels were just 8-10 (80.0 percent).

Getting to the line might be scarce for Princeton in this meeting. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Tigers rank 234th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.218, while Iona ranks 94th in FTA rate allowed (0.191).

Iona Gaels vs. Princeton Tigers ATS Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Iona, ATS Winner – Iona, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Princeton ranks 22nd in three pointers allowed per game (20.4) while Iona ranks 232nd (25.3).
  • The Gaels rank 89th in steals per game (7.0) while the Tigers rank 110th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • The Tigers rank 33rd in rebounds allowed per game (34.8) while the Gaels rank 198th (37.1).
  • Princeton averages 10.8 assists per game, which ranks 188th in the nation. Iona ranks 219th in assists allowed per game (15.2).