Princeton vs Iona Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 13 (Gaels Extend Their Winning Streak)

Larry Rupp
Princeton vs Iona prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Princeton vs Iona prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Terrance Williams
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Princeton vs Iona Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Princeton Tigers (8-2) vs. Iona Gaels (6-2)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Harwood Arena — Union, NJ
Coverage: ESPN3

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Monday with an exciting matchup between the Princeton Tigers and Iona Gaels. Princeton is currently riding an eight-game winning streak that includes a 91-54 win over Monmouth on Saturday. Ryan Langborg tallied a team-high 13 points.

Meanwhile, Iona has won each of its last four games by at least 15 points. The Gaels' 72-57 win over St. Bonaventure on Saturday was highlighted by Nelly Junior Joseph's stellar performance. The junior forward logged 24 points (11-of-14 shooting) and 10 rebounds for an efficient double-double.

Princeton vs Iona Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: PRIN: (+230) | IONA: (-285)
Spread: PRIN: +7.5 (-118) | IONA: -7.5 (-104)
Total: 146.5 —Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Iona enters this contest as notable favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 146.5 points, which is about average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

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Princeton vs Iona Prediction & Pick

Princeton has been relying on its discipline style of play to rack up wins as of late. The Tigers average only 13.7 personal fouls (No. 15 in NCAA) and 11.3 turnovers per game (T-No. 48 in NCAA). They don't allow for easy scoring opportunities and trust a deep bench unit to keep the momentum going late.

Iona has been building leads in a much different way. The Gaels regularly light up the scoreboard as they average an impressive 78.4 points per game (No. 41 in NCAA) on a 47.5% shooting percentage (No. 46 in NCAA). Their offensive firepower has them blowing out opponents night in and night out.

I expect Iona to pull away in the second half of this game and earn its first ever win over Princeton.

Final Score Prediction: Princeton: 65 | Iona: 76

Princeton vs Iona Betting Trends

- Princeton is 5-10 against the spread (ATS) in its last 15 games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Princeton's last six games.
- Iona is 9-0 straight up in its last nine games played on a Tuesday.
- The total has hit the over in five of Iona's last six games against an Ivy League opponent.

Princeton vs Iona Best Bet

Princeton has won eight games in a row, but it is just 4-4 against the spread (ATS) during that span. The Tigers are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games overall, while Iona is 5-1 ATS in its last six games. The Gaels are also a reliable 7-0 ATS in its last seven games in December, which gives them a clear edge.

It's already been mentioned how Iona shines on offense. It's worth pointing out that its defense has looked much improved, too. The Gaels have allowed an average of 58.8 points over their last four games and are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.7% on the year (No. 29 in NCAA).

Bet: Iona Gaels -7.5 (-104)

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