Siena Saints vs. Fairfield Stags - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairfield Stags (7-6) at Siena Saints (9-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena Saints -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fairfield Stags go on the road to take the hardwood with the Siena Saints in MAAC play.
The Fairfield Stags and their new found offense have been playing well the past few weeks with wins in three of four capped off by a 97-85 victory versus visiting Dartmouth Monday as a 5.5 point favorite. A 55 point second half put the Big Green away behind torrid 56% shooting including a 12-30 effort on threes. Dartmouth couldn’t keep up with 47% from the floor with 15 turnovers hurting them. Marcus Gilbert let the FF scoring spree with 21 points and nine rebounds on 6-11 while Tyler Nelson and Jerry Johnson Jr. netted 20 points apiece on 13-19. Curtis Cobb followed with 16 points while Jerome Segura chipped in with eight points and nine assists.
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The Siena Saints are hoping last season was just a bad dream with the injuries and inconsistent performances costing them dearly. It appears the Saints are wide awake at 9-6 although they have lost two of three and don’t want to go in to a funk. The Saints are coming off of a 92-87, double overtime loss at Manhattan Monday as a 3.5 point road favorite. The Saints held a 43%-40% shooting edge but the Jaspers 9-3 advantage on threes was the only real difference. Javion Ogunyemi gave the Saints a game high 26 points and eleven boards with Brett Bisping adding 20 points and eleven rebounds. Ryan Oliver tossed in 16 points and Kinnon LaRose scored 13 with six players providing all the scoring.
The over is 7-1 in Fairfield last 8 overall and the road team is 16-5-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings. I didn’t have much luck betting on or against Siena last season so I’m going with what seems like a capable Fairfield and the points…