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#791 Iona 145 vs.
#792 Siena College -6
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Iona Gaels vs Siena Saints

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY

When: Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 PM. ET.

The Siena Saints will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they take on the Iona Gaels on Wednesday night.

Gaels Going For Fifth Consecutive Win

The Gaels haven’t had much go their way this season, but the team has played well over the last week and have won their last four games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Saints, which will give them their fifth win in a row and a split of the season series with the Saints.

Iona hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 69.6 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 78 points in their last game and will need a similar performance if they want to pick up the win.

Isaiah Washington led the way for the Gaels with 21 points, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals. E.J. Crawford finished with 20 points and three rebounds, while Tajuan Agee added 16 points, and seven rebounds, and five assists for the Gaels.

Iona has also struggled defensively, giving up 71.6 points per game. They gave up 70 points in their last game and will need to do a better job on the defensive end if they want to beat the Saints.

Saints Trying To Take Conference Lead

The Saints have won six of their last seven games, but the one loss came against Saint Peter’s, which allowed the Peacocks to take sole possession of first place in the conference standings. They will be trying to take sole possession of the conference lead with a win over the Gaels, which will give them their seventh win in their last eight games.

Siena has done well offensively, averaging 73 points per game. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. They finished with 65 points in their last game and will need a much better performance if they want to pick up the win.

Manny Camper led the way for the Saints with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jalen Pickett finished with 10 points and eight assists, while Sammy Friday IV added 10 points and three rebounds for the Saints.

Siena has also played well defensively, giving up 69.8 points per game. They gave up 52 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to get past the Gaels.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Gaels haven’t played well offensively, averaging 69.6 points per game. They have played worse on the road, averaging 67.6 points per game and will struggle to score against the Saints, who are holding opponents to 63 points per game at home. The Gaels also haven’t played well defensively, giving up 71.6 points per game. They are giving up 71.9 points per game on the road and will have a hard time slowing down the Saints, who are averaging 74.5 points per game at home. The Saints are also the better rebounding team, averaging 36.4 rebounds per game to Iona’s 33.2 rebounds per game, which will lead to more second-chance scoring opportunities for the team. With the Saints winning three of the last five games between the two teams, Siena is the best bet.

Prediction: Siena Saints

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Saints have done well on defense, holding opponents to 63 points per game. They gave up 55 points per game in their last three games and will hold the Gaels, who are averaging 67.6 points per game on the road under 60 points in this game. The Gaels haven’t as much success defensively, giving up 71.9 points per game on the road. They are giving up 58.2 points per game in their last four games and will keep the Saints under70 points in this game, which will keep the score under the total. The Saints and Gaels have played under the total in six of their last 10 meetings.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Saints will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Gaels in the first half of their games, averaging 35.6 points per game while the Gaels average 32.7 points per game.

Prediction: Siena Saints

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Gaels and Saints are averaging 68.3 combined points per game the first half of their games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.