Against The Spread Pick
The Iona Gaels were able to pull away late in their first-round win against Canisius and get a chance against the MAAC’s second-seeded St. Peter’s. These teams finished the regular season against each other, as the Peacocks escaped with a three-point victory. Both of their regular-season meetings were decided by one possession. The first of which was a one-point win for the Peacocks. St. Peter’s has won five of its last six games. The Gaels easily covered in their last two games, including that match-up against the Peacocks. Taking Iona to cover the spread is the right move.
Over Under Pick
The Peacocks have only reached the 70-point mark once in their last six games, but they haven’t been held under 60 points in that span. For a team that averages 66.7 points per game that is a pretty strong trend. They are allowing 64.4 points per game. Iona has been one of the more productive teams in the MAAC. That includes an average of 70 points per game, but they have also struggled to slow down opposing teams, giving up nearly 72 per game. An under total has been a stronger play in three of the Peacocks’ last five games. Taking the under is the best choice here.