Iona Basketball Odds

You can’t bet on New York-based NCAA teams or games from within the state yet, but you can bet on Iona basketball online in New Jersey.

While Iona isn’t the first school you might think about for NCAA basketball in New York, Rick Pitino’s Gaels have drawn a lot more attention at sportsbooks of late. Iona has never officially made it out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament (the NCAA vacated Iona’s only March Madness win in 15 appearances), but Pitino-led teams are always a threat in postseason tournaments.

See below for the latest Iona odds at New Jersey online sportsbooks. Note: New York allows betting on any college basketball team not based in the state as well as tournament games held in New York involving out-of-state teams. Check the latest Iona basketball odds at NY online sportsbooks.

Today’s Iona basketball spread

See below for the top point spreads on Iona Gaels games at NJ online sportsbooks:

Today’s Iona over/under

You can also place online bets on the over/under for Iona games if you’re in New Jersey:

Iona MAAC, Final Four odds

Check the odds on the Gaels to win the MAAC, the MAAC tournament, or make the Final Four.


Iona basketball props and live betting           

You can take your Iona basketball betting to the next level, beyond standard pregame lines and futures, with live and prop bets at online sportsbooks in New Jersey.

Props are essentially side bets on smaller aspects of a game, such as statistics for individual teams or players. Live betting, also known as in game betting, meanwhile, allows you to bet in the middle of the action during a basketball game. Live odds change with the action on the court, making sports betting apps the best way to keep up with Iona Gaels men’s basketball odds.

How to download a sportsbook app and bet on Iona

New York residents don’t have to leave home to sign up for an account or make a deposit at an online sportsbook in New Jersey. You can complete the sign-up process, deposit funds into your account, and browse through the Iona betting lines all from home. Then, all you have to do is head over the state line to New Jersey to place your bets.

  • Head to the NJ online sportsbook of your choice.
  • Download and install the app via the download link for your device on the homepage or sign up right there.
  • Have your personal and account information ready, and you’ll be able to sign up in minutes.
  • Also, have any bonus or promo code handy if you need one to unlock the sportsbook’s welcome bonus.
  • Deposit money into your account using one of the available methods.
  • Browse through the Iona betting options.
  • Travel to New Jersey, open the app, select the Iona bet you want to place, and fill out the bet slip.

Iona basketball betting lines explained

When Iona meets Niagara University, the line might look like this at top books, such as DraftKings Sportsbook or on the BetMGM app:

Iona-8.5 (-105)-460Over 142.5 (-115)
Niagara+8.5 (-125)+320Under 142.5 (-110)

First is the spread, with the odds in parentheses. As the favorite, Iona has to win by nine or more for a bet on the Gaels to win. A Niagara win, or a loss by eight or fewer, means the Purple Eagles cover. The -105 odds pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $105 that you bet. The -125 odds pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $125 that you bet.

Second is the moneyline. These are straight-up bets with no spread. Bets on the favored Gaels pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $460 that you bet if Iona wins. Bets on the underdog Purple Eagles pay $320, plus your bet back, for every $100 that you bet if Niagara wins.

Finally, there’s the total. You can bet that the combined score by both teams will be 143 points or more. If you’re right, the bet will pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $115 that you bet. You can also bet that the combined score will be 142 points or fewer. If you’re right, the bet will pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 that you bet.

Iona Gaels home games

  • Name: Hynes Athletics Center (the John A. Mulcahy Campus Events Center from 1974-05)
  • Address: 715 North Ave., New Rochelle, New York
  • Owner: Iona College
  • Capacity: 2,578
  • Groundbreaking: 1973
  • Opening date: Sept. 1, 1974
  • Construction cost: $15 million
  • Other sports: Iona Gaels volleyball

How has Iona fared in March Madness?

Iona has appeared in 16 NCAA Tournaments and never officially won a game. The Gaels did beat Holy Cross in the first round in 1980, but the NCAA vacated the win after discovering that starting center Jeff Ruland had signed a contract with an agent.

Iona has made five straight NCAA Tournament appearances, starting back in 2016. In 2021, the Gaels were a No. 15 seed and lost in the first round to the East Region’s No. 2 seed, Alabama. In 2023, Iona faced UConn in the first round and lost; UConn would go on to win the entire tournament.

Iona players in the NBA

There are no Iona Gaels players currently in the NBA. Here are the six Gaels who previously made it to the pros:

  • Forward Bob Santini was drafted in 1953 and played one season with New York.
  • Guard Richie Guerin was drafted in 1954 and played 13 seasons with Atlanta, New York, and St. Louis. Guerin was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • Center Jeff Ruland was drafted in 1980 and played eight seasons with Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington.
  • Guard Steve Burtt was drafted in 1984 and played five seasons with Golden State, the LA Clippers, Phoenix, and Washington.
  • Forward Sean Green was drafted in 1991 and played three seasons with Indiana, Philadelphia, and Utah.
  • Guard Scott Machado was drafted in 2012 and played two seasons with Houston and the LA Lakers.

Iona coaching staff

  • Head coach: Rick Pitino
  • Assistant coach: Tom Abatemarco
  • Assistant coach: Casey Stanley
  • Assistant coach: Ricky Johns

Top sportsbooks near the Iona campus

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts

Empire City Casino opened at Yonkers Raceway in 2006 after New York approved the installment of video lottery terminals at harness racetracks in the state. There are now more than 5,000 VLTs at Empire. In 2019, the New York Gaming Commission approved MGM Resorts’ acquisition of the casino. MGM is now working with state lawmakers to turn the property into a full-scale casino and entertainment destination with traditional slot machines, live table games and sports betting. The casino is just 15 minutes from the Iona campus.

FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racing

FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racing is less than a 45-minute drive from the Iona campus. The 5,310-square-foot sports betting retail location is in East Rutherford, NJ. It is the closest sportsbook to New York City.

Iona basketball all-time leaders

Here are a few of the Gaels’ statistical leaders:

  • Points per game: Warren Isaac, 21.6 (1962-63 to 1964-65)
  • Rebounds per game: Warren Isaac, 18.1 (1962-63 to 1964-65)
  • Assists per game: Scott Machado, 6.7 (2008-09 to 2011-12)
  • Points in a single game: J. English, 45 (Dec. 1, 2015)

How can I watch Iona basketball in New York?

You may find Iona game broadcasts on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPN+, FS2, and FLOSports this season.

Iona Gaels Basketball FAQ

Iona basketball tickets at the Hynes Athletics Center range from $10 to $100 for courtside seats and are free for certain Iona students.

Iona has never won a national championship. However, the Gaels are founding members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and have won a league-record 13 MAAC titles, including the 2021 title.

Iona retired Richie Guerin’s No. 14 in 2014, the first, and so far only, retired number in school history.

The Iona mascot is Killian, and Killian is a Gael. The school’s fight song is “Hail to Iona.”

A Gael is someone of Irish-Gaelic lineage or a Gaelic-speaking inhabitant of Ireland, Scotland, or the Isle of Man.

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