Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Gaels versus the Peacocks? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, NJ. In this Metro Atlantic Athletic matchup, the Gaels are the betting favorite against the Peacocks. The over/under for the game is 125.5 points.

IONA GAELS VS SAINT PETER'S PEACOCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Peter's Peacocks +2

This game will be played at Yanitelli Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.

WHY BET THE SAINT PETER'S PEACOCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Peacocks.
  • Not only will Saint Peter's pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 125.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Gaels?

Iona comes into today's game against Saint Peter's with a season record of 6-7. Looking at their performance in their last ten road games, Iona has gone 5-5 on the road, going back to last year. Heading into today's game, Iona has a 7-6 record against the spread. In their previous five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Iona has an over/under record of 6-7-0, with their games averaging 142.5 points per game on average. When analyzing the Gaels' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 130 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

The Gaels' offense wrapped up their last game with 69 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 71.5 points per contest. The top scorer for the Gaels was Greg Gordon with 18 points, while Idan Tretout also added 15 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today's game, the Iona defense is giving up an average of 70.9 points per contest. In today's game vs. Saint Peter's, the Iona defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Iona made 19 free-throws vs. the Gaels.

Will the Saint Peter's Defense Show Up at Home?

Saint Peter's comes into their 12th game of the season with a 6-5 overall record. They have a 4-4 record on the road and a 1-1 record at home. At the moment, Saint Peter's is performing better than average against the spread, sitting at 6-4. Over their last five games, they have a solid 3-1 record vs. the spread.

So far, Saint Peter's' games have averaged 125.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 130.7 points. The Peacocks have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 130 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Saint Peter's offense ended with 67 points against Bucknell. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.9% and made 6 threes. In terms of offense, the Peacocks have a season-long field goal percentage of 38%, putting them 392nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 375th in percentage and 327th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the Saint Peter's defense is giving up an average of 64.0 points per contest. So far, the Saint Peter's defense is giving up an average of 7.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (532nd).