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Fairfield vs. Niagara - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Niagara Purple Eagles (4-21) at Fairfield Stags (6-20)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)

The Line: Fairfield Stags -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Fairfield Stags and the Niagara Purple Eagles face off on Thursday in MAAC college basketball.

The Fairfield Stags are 6-20 this season and they have lost their last nine games. Fairfield is averaging 60.8 points and they are shooting 39.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Marcus Gilbert leads the Stags averaging 16.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Tyler Nelson is averaging 8.9 points, Mike Kirkland Jr. is averaging 8.1 points, and Amadou Sidibe is averaging 6.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Fairfield is 3-10 at home and 4-12 in the MAAC.

Fairfield vs. Niagara - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Niagara Purple Eagles are 4-21 this season and they have lost their last four games. Niagara is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 39.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.7 points and their opponents are shooting 48 percent. Emile Blackman leads the Golden Eagles averaging 13.2 points per game. Ramone Snowden is averaging 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, Wesley Myers is averaging 9.2 points, and Dominique Reid is averaging 8.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Niagara is 1-9 on the road and 3-13 in MAAC play.

Fairfield is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 6-14-1 against the spread in their last 21 home games against a team with a losing road record, and 0-3-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Niagara is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.

We have two of the worst teams around so I don’t like laying a ton of points with a team that can’t win games so I will take the points here. 

Niagara Purple Eagles +5.5

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