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Iona vs. Santa Clara College Basketball Prediction: Pros vs. Joes for the Midnight Tipoff Between Mid-Major Powers

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Photo by Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Bearrick Jean-Lewis of Iona.

Iona vs. Santa Clara Odds

Iona -4.5
Santa Clara +4.5
Total  147.5
Date Sunday, Nov. 26
Time 12 a.m. ET
TV WCC Network

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There are only two reasons you could find your way to this article: you’re either a college basketball nut trying to find an edge or you’re just looking for some late-night action to keep the juices flowing.

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Iona and Santa Clara play in a neutral court matchup in Las Vegas. The game is set to tip off at midnight ET.

KenPom does a “thrill score” previewing all of the college basketball games for that particular day. The thrill score is a rating for how exciting the game will be to watch. It often depends on the quality of the teams and the tightness of the matchup.

Iona vs. Santa Clara has a 51.7 thrill score, giving it the second-highest rating of the Saturday slate behind Iowa vs. TCU. That’s a long way of saying this is expected to be a great game.

Iona comes in with a 2-1 record. The lone loss came on the road against Hofstra. The Gaels are the clear favorite in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and ranked inside the top 100 on KenPom.

Santa Clara has a 4-2 record with its two losses coming against teams ranked inside the top 70 on KenPom. The Broncos also have a win over a top 100 team on KenPom (DePaul).

Action Network has tracked sharp action coming in on one side in this game.

Iona vs. Santa Clara Pick