St. Peter's Peacocks vs Iona Gaels Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Peter's Peacocks vs Iona Gaels
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Hynes Athletics Center in New Rochelle, NY
TV: Youtube TV
The St. Peter's Peacocks (6-6) are en route to Hynes Athletics Center on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Iona Gaels (9-4).
The St. Peter's Peacocks took the court against Maryland and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-45 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Peacocks walked away with 24 and Maryland finished the game with 14 fouls. They knocked down 8 of their 21 tries from downtown. Maryland went 65.4% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of 26 tries. Furthermore, Maryland grabbed 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Maryland doled out 16 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. In reference to defense, St. Peter's allowed the other team to go 53.2% from the floor on 25 of 47 shooting. They also distributed 6 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 2 steals. With respect to rebounding, they earned 36 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Peacocks buried 7 of 11 shots for a percentage of 63.6%. St. Peter's walked away from the contest having earned a 30.4% field goal percentage (17 out of 56) and buried 4 out of their 16 shots from 3-point land.
Corey Washington is a guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. He was on the hardwood for 19 minutes and totaled 9 rebounds. He notched 10 points on 4 of 6 shooting.
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St. Peter's steps onto the hardwood with a record of 6-6 for the year. They turn it over 13.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 23.3 fouls per game. As a unit, St. Peter's is pulling in 39.1 rebounds per contest and has tallied 133 dimes on the year, which is 347th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Peacocks are connecting on 30.8% on shots from distance (80 of 260) and 67.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 64.0 points per contest (338th in D-1) while shooting 38.8% from the field.
Defensively, the Peacocks are able to force 11.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.2 fouls. They currently rank 10th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 111 relinquished for the year. The Peacocks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.6% (246 of 591) and they relinquish 32.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 29.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 102nd in D-1 in opponents points per game (65.5).
The last time they took the court, the Iona Gaels went home victorious with a score of 76-66 when they faced Pepperdine. The Gaels collected 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this contest. They also coughed it up 14 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. Pepperdine earned 14 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Gaels to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of them for a rate of 58.3%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Iona converted 7 of their 21 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Gaels ended up shooting 31 for 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.2%. The Gaels allowed Pepperdine to make 24 out of their 62 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 38.7% for the matchup. They finished 20.8% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 24 and ended up shooting 13 out of 21 at the free throw line (61.9%). In relation to how they rebounded, Iona permitted Pepperdine to get 34 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Nelly Junior Joseph ended up having an impact for the Gaels in this matchup. He buried 9 of 13 for the game giving him a rate of 69.2%, and accumulated 13 rebounds. He had 20 points in his 33 mins of playing time, but left the arena with no assists.
Iona has a record of 9-4 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Gaels are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which ranks 90th in the country. Iona has scored 1,011 points this year (77.8 per contest) and they collect 34.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.9 times per contest (55th in college hoops) and they turn it over 11.5 times per contest. The Gaels commit 18.1 personal fouls per game and they go 76.2% from the charity stripe.
The Gaels on the defensive end are ranked 139th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 67.2. They have forced 16.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (124th in college basketball). The Iona defense allows 30.5% on shots from distance (74 of 243) and opponents are connecting on 70.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 12.7 assists and 36.2 total boards per game, which is ranked 194th and 277th in those categories.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Peter's
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