Fairfield vs. Manhattan - 2/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (9-11) at Fairfield Stags (12-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield Stags -4 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
The Fairfield Stags and the Manhattan Jaspers face off on Sunday in MAAC college basketball action.
The Fairfield Stags are 12-11 this season and they have lost their last two games. Fairfield is averaging 78.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 80.1 points and their opponents shoot 44 percent. Marcus Gilbert leads the Stags averaging 18.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Tyler Nelson is averaging 16 points, Curtis Cobb is averaging 9.8 points, and Jerry Johnson Jr. is averaging 7.9 points. Fairfield is 8-4 at home and 6-7 in the MAAC.
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The Manhattan Jaspers are 9-11 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Manhattan is averaging 68.4 points per game and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.6 points and their opponents are shooting 47.1 percent. Shane Richards leads the jaspers averaging 17.9 points per game. Rich Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 6.5 rebounds, Zane Waterman is averaging 11 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Calvin Crawford is averaging 8.3 points. Manhattan is 2-7 on the road and 6-5 in the MAAC.
Fairfield is 5-2 against the spread following a loss, 4-1 against the spread after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game, and 6-2-1 against the spread in Sunday games. Manhattan is 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record. The home team has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
This is a tough one but I just don’t like Fairfield’s defense enough to lay the points here.