Iona Gaels vs. Princeton Tigers Free Prediction


The Iona Gaels (2-6) go head-to-head against the Princeton Tigers (4-4) at Boardwalk Hall. The game gets underway at 11:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Iona Gaels vs. Princeton Tigers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Tigers won big over the DeSales Bulldogs 85-51, while the Gaels defeated the Albany Great Danes 72-68.

Iona played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.0 and a free throw rate of 0.281. Albany had marks of 25.3 and 0.259, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Princeton dominated every facet of their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.333 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.8. For those same stats, DeSales was 0.050 and 24.4, respectively. Myles Stephens played well for Princeton, finishing with 21 points. Meanwhile, Rickey McGill played a key role for Iona with 12 points and nine assists.

Getting to the line might be scarce for Princeton in this battle. Dating back to last season, the Tigers rank 266th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.207, while Iona ranks 92nd in FTA rate allowed (0.204). Also, second chance points could be rare for the Gaels. They rank 296th in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 24.6 percent, while the Tigers have been 58th-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 74.6 percent).

Iona vs. Princeton Free Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Princeton, ATS Winner – Princeton, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Iona ranks 49th in assists per game (15.5) while Princeton ranks 203rd (12.3).
  • The Gaels rank 41st in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Tigers rank 64th (5.6).
  • The Tigers rank 125th in rebounds allowed per game (34.3) while the Gaels rank 241st (37.9).
  • Princeton ranks 41st in three pointers attempted per game (26.2) while Iona ranks 145th in three pointers allowed per game (22.3).