Fairfield Stags vs. Siena Saints - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Siena Saints (4-7) at Fairfield Stags (4-8)
College Basketball: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
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The Fairfield Stags and the Siena Saints take the floor at the Webster Bank Arena on Friday night.
The Siena Saints are one of the better teams in the MAAC when they have a full compliment of players but that's not the case right now with injuries and suspensions. The Saints did snap a four game slide with a 73-71 victory over visiting Bucknell so the trick is to build a winning streak. Siena shot a lights out 55% versus the Bison but the visitors stayed close on 44% because of 14 more shots and five more makes from long range. Marquis Wright was the offensive star with a game high 24 points and six helpers on 8-12 with Rob Poole adding 17 points and six boards. Evan Hymes tossed in another 14 points followed by an eight point, eight rebound performance from Javion Ogunyemi.
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The Fairfield Stags are in need of a prolonged hot streak to get themselves within striking distance of .500 before the season gets too much further along. The Stags have dropped three in a row and just can't get the offense going. FF fell to former conference rival Loyola-Maryland 61-59 in overtime Sunday with 34.5% from the floor falling a basket short of the 41.7% shooting Greyhounds who survived eight more Stags looks. Marcus Gilbert paced the Fairfield attack with 14 points but turned the ball over five times and struggled to just 5-18 from the field. Amadou Sidibe came through with 13 points and hauled in 13 rebounds while Steve Johnson chipped in with nine points. The entire eight man rotation scored but nothing stood out.
The Saints are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 while going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400. The Stags are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. Fairfield are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. No line is out and my guess is Vegas wants to see who Siena is dressing so please check back...