Fairfield vs. Iona - 2/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (16-6) at Fairfield Stags (6-15)
College Basketball: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield Stags +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels and Fairfield Stags square off Monday night at the Webster Bank Arena.
The Iona Gaels have won eight of their last 10 games and are chasing a MAAC crown. On the season, Iona is averaging 82.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and is allowing 74.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. David Laury is averaging 21 points and 9.3 rebounds while A.J. English is averaging 20.7 points and 5.6 assists. Schadrac Casimir is dishing 2.2 assists and Kelvin Amayo is shooting 49.1 percent from the field. The Iona Gaels have four players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 69 percent from the line and 41.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Iona is allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four straight games. Iona is 6-6 SU on the road.
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The Fairfield Stags would love a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, Fairfield is averaging 61.2 points on 39.7 percent shooting and is allowing 67.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 15.6 points and five rebounds while Tyler Nelson is averaging nine points and 1.1 assists. Amadou Sidibe is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Mike Kirkland Jr. is shooting 40.6 percent from the field. The Fairfield Stags have five players averaging at least 5.9 points, and they’re shooting 70.1 percent from the line and 31.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Fairfield is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Gaels are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following a S.U. win. The Stags are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Gaels are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Iona is one of the top teams in the MAAC and should crush the Stags on the offensive end. Look for this game to get ugly, as the Gaels win by double digits.