The 2021 MAAC Tournament gets underway on Tuesday when the No. 8-seed Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-12) take on Rick Pitino the No. 9 Iona Gaels (8-5). The winner advances to take on top-seeded Siena on Wednesday. Iona has a 7-5 mark against the spread this season. Quinnipiac is 11-10 ATS. 

Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET. The latest Iona vs. Quinnipiac odds list the Gaels as six-point favorites, while the over-under for total points is set at 142.5. Before making any Quinnipiac vs. Iona picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Iona vs. Quinnipiac in the MAAC Tournament 2021. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Quinnipiac vs. Iona:

  • Iona vs. Quinnipiac spread: Iona -6
  • Iona vs. Quinnipiac over-under: 142.5 points
  • Iona vs. Quinnipiac money line: Iona -262; Quinnipiac +210

Why Iona can cover 

The Gaels are favored because they've been playing well recently. Iona has won two straight and six of its last eight overall. The Gaels have also fared well against the spread this season. In addition to their 7-5 overall ATS mark this year, they were also 6-4 ATS when favored.

Iona averages 74.7 points per game, while Quinnipiac averages just 68.4 points. The Gaels also average 15.1 assists, compared to 12.7 for the opponents. Guard Isaiah Ross averages 20.5 points per game and shoots 41.3 percent from 3-point range. 

Why Quinnipiac can cover

The Bobcats have dropped three out of their last four, but they were on a three-game winning streak before those recent struggles. That winning streak included a 74-70 outright upset over Iona where they easily covered as 6.5-point underdogs. 

And while Quinnipiac has struggled to find consistent offense, the Bobcats have defended well this season, giving up just 68.9 points per game. Forward Jacob Rigoni leads the team with 12 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest. 

How to make Quinnipiac vs. Iona picks

The model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 144 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Quinnipiac vs. Iona? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks.