Fairfield vs. Iona - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (10-8) at Fairfield Stags (10-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield Stags +3 -- Over/Under: 172.5 See the Latest Odds
The Fairfield Stags and the Iona Gaels face off on Sunday in MAAC college basketball action.
The Fairfield Stags are 10-9 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Fairfield is averaging 78.7 points per game and they are shooting 45.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 80 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Marcus Gilbert leads the Stags averaging 18.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Tyler Nelson is averaging 15.4 points, Curtis Cobb is averaging 9.4 points, and Jerry Johnson Jr. is averaging 8.7 points. Fairfield is 6-3 at home and 4-5 in MAAC play.
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The Iona Gaels are 10-8 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a two game losing skid. Iona is averaging 78.9 points per game and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. A.J. English leads the Gaels averaging 24.3 points per game. Jordan Washington is averaging 15.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, Deyshonee Much is averaging 13.2 points, and Isaiah Williams is averaging 12.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Iona is 2-5 on the road and 7-2 in MAAC play.
Fairfield is 2-5 against the spread against the MAAC, 0-5 against the spread following a win, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the points spread. Iona is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games, 7-19 against the spread in their last 26 games, and 0-6 against the spread against the MAAC. The road team has covered the point spread in eight of the last 11 meetings of these two.
Iona is the stronger team and in a game I don’t like I will take the favorite.