Iona Gaels vs. Fairfield Stags - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairfield Stags (3-3) at Iona Gaels (1-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fairfield Stags will travel to play the Iona Gaels in a MAAC game.
The Iona Gaels are 1-2 and are coming off of a win against Delaware by a score of 92-77. Iona was up 12 points at halftime and cruised to an easy victory for their first win of the season. A.J. English led Iona with 25 point and 10 assists in this game. Jordan Washington added 12 points and 8 rebounds for Iona. Iona was out rebounded by a total of 32-27 and had 23 assists in their victory. Iona is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 84.3 points per game. Iona is also averaging 32 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game. A.J. English leads Iona with 19 points per game and 6 assists per game. Jordan Washington leads Iona in rebounding with 5.7 rebounds per game. Iona is shooting 78.1% on free throws, 35.5% on three-pointers, and 38.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Fairfield Stags are 3-3 and are coming off of an overtime win against Colombia by a score of 82-81. Tyler Nelson hit two free throws in overtime to give Fairfield the win. Marcus Gilbert led Fairfield with 33 points. Matija Milin added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Fairfield. Fairfield was out rebounded by a total of 44-37 and had 13 assists in their victory. Fairfield is averaging 78.7 points per game while giving up 79.2 points per game. Fairfield is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game. Marcus Gilbert leads Fairfield with 21.3 points per game, while adding 5.2 rebounds per game. Tyler Nelson is averaging 12.3 points per game and 4.7 assists per game. Fairfield is shooting 74.5% on free throws, 33.9% on three-pointers, and 44.7% on all field goal attempts.
Fairfield is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. Fairfield is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the MAAC. The over is 4-0 in Fairfield’s last 4 games. Iona is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games. Iona is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against the MAAC. The under is 8-2 in Iona’s last 10 games against the MAAC. The road team is 8-2 ATS in these two teams last 10 meetings.
This should be an entertaining game as these two teams are very familiar with each other. Fairfield has played more games than Iona has, so they may have an advantage knowing what works for them and what doesn’t. Fairfield has a small advantage in rebounding and scoring, but Iona has the home court advantage. I think this will be a tight game, so I am picking Fairfield and the points.