No. 10 Alabama @ Iona
Current record: Alabama 4-0; Iona 5-0
What to know
Iona Gaels will be taking on Alabama Crimson Tide #10 at 5 p.m. ET Thursday at HP Field House. Both teams are looking to continue the momentum from previous wins.
The Gaels walked through the North Alabama Lions with points empty on Saturday, with a score of 81-65.
Meanwhile, things went Bama’s way against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies last week as they opened with an 86-59 win. Four players on the Crimson Tide scored double digits: defender Jaden Shackelford (20), guard Jahvon Quinerly (19), center Charles Bediako (12), and protect JD Davison (ten).
Iona was the obvious underdog, so they hoped the scale of the fight would decide this. They might be worth a chance against the disparity, though, as they’re currently on a three-game winning streak ATS.
Gaels is currently on a perfect 5-0 while Bama sits at 4-0. Two stats to watch out for: Iona entered the game with the fifth most blocked shots per game in college basketball at 7.8. Bama aren’t as great, but they’re not the bad guys either: they come into the game with an average of six saves per game, placing 21st in college basketball. Spots on paint can be hard to spot.
How to watch
- When: Thursday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: HP Field House – Kissimmee, Florida
- TV: ESPN2
- Streaming online: fuboTV (Free trial. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Monitor: CBS Sports App
Crimson Tide is a 12.5 point big favorite compared to Gaels, according to the latest information college basketball odds.
Bettors had a good feeling for the line, as the opening game with the Crimson Tide was a 12-point favorite.
Top / Bottom: -110
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Alabama won the only game these two teams have played in the past seven years.
- March 20, 2021 – Alabama 68 vs Iona 55
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Injury Report for Alabama
- Juwan Gary: Deciding the Time of the Game (Legs)
- James Rojas: Ra (Knee)
- Nimari Burnett: Out of Season (Knee)