Monmouth Hawks vs. Fairfield Stags - 2/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairfield Stags (12-10) at Monmouth Hawks (18-5)
College Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Fairfield Stags will travel to play the Monmouth Hawks in a MAAC game on Friday.
The Monmouth Hawks are 18-5 (10-2) and are coming off of a win against Siena by a score of 93-87. Monmouth has won 4 games in a row and is currently 1st in the MAAC standings. Monmouth is averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 73.3 points per game. Monmouth is also averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Justin Robinson is averaging 20.8 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for Monmouth. Micah Seaborn is averaging 11.9 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game for the Hawks. Monmouth is shooting 77.5% on free throws, 38% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Fairfield Stags are 12-10 (6-6) and are coming off of a loss to Quinnipiac by a score of 64-59. Fairfield has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 6th in the MAAC standings. Fairfield is averaging 79 points per game while giving up 79.6 points per game. Fairfield is also averaging 35.2 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 18.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for Fairfield. Tyler Nelson is averaging 15.9 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for the Stags. Fairfield is shooting 73.7% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
Monmouth defeated Fairfield by a score of 86-74 on January 11th. Monmouth trailed by 7 points at halftime but had a huge second half for double-digit win. Micah Seaborn led Monmouth with 24 points, while Marcus Gilbert led Fairfield with 20 points. Monmouth was out rebounded by Fairfield by a total of 32-28, but was able to add 17 assists in the victory.
Fairfield is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. Fairfield is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. The over is 6-2 in Fairfield’s last 8 road games. Monmouth is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. Monmouth is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in Monmouth’s last 5 games.
Monmouth has played very well in conference play and will be at home in this matchup. Monmouth is a high scoring team, while Fairfield is allowing about 80 points per game. I like Monmouth at home in this game.