Fairfield vs. Saint Peter's - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (13-15) at Fairfield Stags (6-21)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield Stags +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and Fairfield Stags meet Saturday at the Webster Bank Arena.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks look to get back on track after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 61.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting and is allowing 60.9 points on 40 percent shooting. Marvin Dominique is averaging 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds while Desi Washington is averaging 13.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tyler Gaskins is grabbing 1.8 assists and Quadir Welton is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 65.6 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Saint Peter’s is allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.
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The Fairfield Stags could use a win to snap a 10-game losing streak. On the season, Fairfield is averaging 60.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting and is allowing 66.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 16.9 points and 5.5 rebounds while Tyler Nelson is averaging nine points and 1.3 assists. Amadou Sidibe is grabbing seven rebounds and Mike Kirkland Jr. is shooting 43 percent from the field. The Fairfield Stags have four players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 71.2 percent from the line and 31.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Fairfield is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last 10 games.
The Peacocks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 24-50-1 ATS in their last 75 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Stags are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games. Peacocks are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks are simply the better team and have done pretty well against the number on the road this season. Fairfield? Not so much. I'll gladly take the Peacocks on the road and lay the reasonable number.