2007-2008 Iona Gaels College Basketball Betting Lines

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting line odds on Iona were very high last season as the Gaels collapsed after going to the NCAA Tournament the previous season.

Injuries were a major problem last season for Iona and they rarely made a mark in terms of the basketball betting lines. College basketball betting lines experts see that Jeff Ruland is out as head coach.  Kevin Willard, a longtime assistant under Rick Pitino at Louisville takes over.  The Gaels return three starters that should get them back on the right track according to college basketball betting lines experts.  G Kyle Camper (7 points per game according to basketball betting stats) and forwards Dexter Gray (10.3 points per game according to college basketball betting lines stats) and Gary Springer lead the way.  Camper and Springer missed most of last season and Gray also missed most of the season after becoming academically ineligible after four games.

Also returning for Iona are F Devon Clarke (7.7 points per game according to college basketball betting lines stats), G De’Shaune Griffin (4.9 points per game according to basketball betting lines numbers), G Milan Prodanovic (7.5 points per game according to college basketball betting lines stats) and F Kevin Hassett (3.3 points per game according to college basketball betting lines numbers).

Camper is the point guard while the shooting guard spot is up for grabs according to college basketball betting lines experts.  Griffin and Prodanovic will compete for that spot.  Freshmen Rashon Dwight (Bloomfield, NJ) and Andre Tarver (Bronx, NY) will also get playing time.  Up front it is Gray and Springer starting according to college basketball betting lines experts along with Clarke or Hassett.  Sophomore Alejo Rodriguez (7.1 points per game according to college basketball line stats) had back surgery this past off-season and will redshirt.  Also available according to basketball betting experts is senior John Kelly.

The non-conference schedule according to college basketball betting experts is a tough one.  The Gaels have to play North Carolina, Old Dominion, Louisville, Vanderbilt and they are part of the ESPNU BracketBusters in late February. Iona has some talent to be much better than they were a year ago.  They probably can’t compete for the top of the conference but they can make a mark versus the college basketball betting lines.

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