Iona Gaels vs. Fairfield Stags Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/10/14
Fairfield Stags (3-11) at Iona Gaels (6-7)
College Basketball: Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
The Line: Iona Gaels -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Hynes Athletic Center and the Iona Gaels play host to the Fairfield Stags in Friday night MAAC action.
Things have taken a turn for the worse for Fairfield who in year's past were a big factor in the MAAC with their ball control scheme. The Stags record says it all as they attempt to rebuild and become a conference power once again. Points have been a precious commodity in a three game skid which hurt even more last time out in a 56-55 loss to visiting Saint Peter's. The boxscore was as close as the game with the Peacocks sinking an extra basket in a contest where both teams never came close to 40% shooting. Justin Jenkins was the offensive star with 16 points with Marcus Gilbert and Maurice Barrow netting ten points each with 13 pulls between them.
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A season of promise has been getting away from Iona who has suffered defeats in five of their last six outings. The Gaels are still racking up the points but unfortunately opponents are scoring even more. An 86-74 loss at Quinnipiac was a perfect example of what has been happening as the Bobcats jumped to a 22 point lead after 20 minutes with few more threes and eight more free throws leading to the final margin. AJ English poured in a contest best 27 points with five yanks while Tre Bowman was next in line with 15 followed by the combo of David Laury and Sean Armand scored ten points each and grabbed ten rebounds.
When I see Iona as a double digit favorite I generally just go with the points because of their defense. The problem here is Fairfield can't shoot or score worth a hoot so forget it if they fall behind. I honestly don't like anything about this...