No. 10 Alabama @ Iona
Current Records: Alabama 4-0; Iona 5-0
What to Know
The Iona Gaels will take on the #10 Alabama Crimson Tide at 5 p.m. ET Thursday at HP Field House. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Gaels strolled past the North Alabama Lions with points to spare on Saturday, taking the contest 81-65.
Meanwhile, everything went Bama's way against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies last week as they made off with an 86-59 victory. Four players on the Crimson Tide scored in the double digits: guard Jaden Shackelford (20), guard Jahvon Quinerly (19), center Charles Bediako (12), and guard JD Davison (10).
Iona is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
The Gaels are now a perfect 5-0 while Bama sits at 4-0. Two stats to keep an eye on: Iona comes into the matchup boasting the fifth most blocked shots per game in college basketball at 7.8. Bama is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they enter the game with six blocked shots per game on average, good for 21st best in college basketball. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: HP Field House -- Kissimmee, Florida
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Crimson Tide are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Gaels, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Crimson Tide as a 12-point favorite.
Alabama won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Mar 20, 2021 - Alabama 68 vs. Iona 55
Injury Report for IonaNo Injury Information
Injury Report for Alabama
- Juwan Gary: Game-Time Decision (Leg)
- James Rojas: Out (Knee)
- Nimari Burnett: Out for the Season (Knee)