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Siena Saints vs. Fairfield Stags Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/10/14

Fairfield Stags (5-19) at Siena Saints (10-14)

College Basketball: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)

The Line: Siena Saints -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Storyline: Siena looks to avoid a three-game skid while Fairfield tries to build on its first win in six games when the two square off at the Times Union Center Monday.

The Breakdown: The Saints dropped to 6-7 for 6th place in the conference after their second straight loss 66-53 at St. Peter’s Friday. Siena was outshot from the floor 44.0 percent to 38.6 percent and committed 14 turnovers. The Saints also conceded a slim 34-32 advantage on the boards and converted on 17 of 25 from the free throw line. Sophomore G Ryan liver scored a team-high 15 points off the bench, including 2 of 4 from distance and 5 of 5 from the line; sophomore F Brett Bisping had 11 points and 8 rebounds and freshman F Lavon Long added 10 points. On the season, Siena is averaging 69.4 ppg on 42.7 percent shooting. Junior G Rob Poole leads the team in scoring with 15.0 ppg, followed by Bisping at 9.7 ppg.

Siena Saints vs. Fairfield Stags Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/10/14

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Meanwhile, Fairfield snapped a five-game losing streak and improved to 2-11 in the conference with a 60-56 victory over Monmouth Friday. The Stags hit 21 of 53 from the floor and 5 of 16 from outside the arc to Hawks’ 19 of 55 from the field and 3 of 10 from distance. Fairfield matched Monmouth on the boards 40-40 and forced 17 turnovers. Sophomore F Marcus Gilbert scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, freshman G K.J. Rose had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, and senior F Maurice Barrow added 11 points off the bench. Through 24 games, the Stags are averaging 61.2 ppg on 38.9 percent shooting. Gilbert leads the team with 13.5 ppg, followed by Barrow at 12.0 ppg.

Rick’s Pick: The line in this one is currently set at -7.5 for Siena. The Saints handed Fairfield a 64-56 home loss when these two faced off two weeks ago. Not only does Siena have more firepower, they’ve got home court this time as well. Look for the Saints to cover.

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