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    The No. 1 seed Iona Gaels (25-7, 17-3 MAAC) are favored by 14 points in the MAAC Tournament when they meet the No. 5 seed Niagara Purple Eagles (16-14, 10-10 MAAC) Friday at Boardwalk Hall, beginning at 6:00 PM on ESPNews. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Gaels vs. Purple Eagles?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNews
    • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
    • Arena: Boardwalk Hall

    Betting Lines for Gaels vs. Purple Eagles

    Iona vs Niagara Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Iona -14 134

    Iona Betting Stats & Information

    • Iona has won 80% of its games this season when favored on the moneyline (24-6).
    • The Gaels have played in six games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -1300 or shorter and won every time.
    • So far this season, the Gaels have compiled a 19-13-0 record against the spread.
    • The Purple Eagles are 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 14 points or more this year.
    • Iona’s average total in matchups this season has been 142.1, 8.1 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.

    Niagara Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Niagara has been the underdog 17 times and won eight, or 47.1%, of those games.
    • The Purple Eagles have a record of 1-2 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +800 on the moneyline.
    • The Purple Eagles are 15-15-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Purple Eagles are 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 14 points or more this season.
    • The average over/under for Niagara’s games this year is three fewer points than the point total of 134 in this outing.

    Iona vs. Niagara Season Stat Comparison

    Iona Rank Iona AVG Niagara AVG Niagara Rank
    59th 76.6 Points Scored 65.2 332nd
    53rd 65.5 Points Allowed 65.8 60th
    64th 33.7 Rebounds 28.7 326th
    39th 10.3 Off. Rebounds 6.9 304th
    222nd 7 3pt Made 6.4 287th
    39th 15.3 Assists 10.9 332nd
    33rd 10.2 Turnovers 10.4 38th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Iona Gaels Leaders

    • The Gaels scoring leader is Walter Clayton Jr., who averages 16.7 per contest to go with 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
    • Iona’s leading rebounder is Nelly Junior Joseph averaging 9.5 boards per game and its best passer is Daniss Jenkins and his 5.1 assists per game.
    • Clayton leads the Gaels in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Niagara Purple Eagles Leaders

    • Noah Thomasson’s points (19.6 per game) and assists (3.5 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Purple Eagles’ leaderboards.
    • Sam Iorio grabs 5.6 rebounds per game (he also scores 8.1 points per game and adds 1.3 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Niagara rebounding leaderboard.
    • Thomasson is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Purple Eagles, hitting 1.7 threes per game.
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