Manhattan @ Iona
Current Records: Manhattan 8-3; Iona 12-3
What to Know
The Iona Gaels will be returning home after a two-game road trip. Iona and the Manhattan Jaspers will face off in an MAAC battle at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Hynes Athletics Center. These two teams are tiptoeing into their contest after sneaking past their previous opponents.
It was a close one, but on Tuesday the Gaels sidestepped the Fairfield Stags for an 80-76 win.
Speaking of close games: it was close, but Manhattan ultimately received the gift of a 77-74 victory from a begrudging The Citadel squad three weeks ago.
Iona is the favorite in this one, with an expected 15-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Tuesday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Iona and Manhattan split their matches last season, with Iona claiming an 85-67 victory and the Jaspers retaliating with a 77-70 win of their own. Check back on CBSSports.com for updates on how things play out this time around.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Hynes Athletics Center -- New Rochelle, New York
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $22.00
The Gaels are a big 15-point favorite against the Jaspers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 15-point spread, and stayed right there.
Iona have won ten out of their last 12 games against Manhattan.
- Feb 13, 2021 - Manhattan 77 vs. Iona 70
- Feb 12, 2021 - Iona 85 vs. Manhattan 67
- Feb 14, 2020 - Iona 80 vs. Manhattan 57
- Feb 02, 2020 - Manhattan 72 vs. Iona 49
- Feb 22, 2019 - Iona 66 vs. Manhattan 52
- Mar 03, 2018 - Iona 72 vs. Manhattan 60
- Feb 23, 2018 - Iona 88 vs. Manhattan 75
- Jan 27, 2018 - Iona 78 vs. Manhattan 65
- Feb 24, 2017 - Iona 72 vs. Manhattan 51
- Jan 17, 2017 - Iona 82 vs. Manhattan 67
- Feb 26, 2016 - Iona 86 vs. Manhattan 73
- Jan 29, 2016 - Iona 70 vs. Manhattan 56