Northwestern Wildcats vs. Fairfield Stags - 11/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairfield Stags (0-2) at Northwestern Wildcats (1-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN College Extra
The Fairfield Stags will travel to play the Northwestern Wildcats in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-0 this season with their win coming against UMass Lowell by a score of 79-57. Northwestern was actually losing by two points at halftime but outscored UMass Lowell 47-23 in the second half to secure the win. Alex Olah was the leading scorer for Northwestern with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Aaron Falzon was able to add 20 points and 3 rebounds for the Wildcats. Bryant McIntosh had 12 points and 8 assists in the Northwestern win. Northwestern shot 54.5% on free throws, 31% on three-pointers, and 45.3% on all field goal attempts. Northwestern out rebounded their opponent by a total of 45-37 and also had 18 assists in the victory.
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The Fairfield Stags are 0-2 on the season and are coming off of a loss to North Carolina by a score of 92-65. Fairfield actually hung around in this one for longer than most expected, and the game wasn’t out of hand until the final 10 minutes. Marcus Gilbert led Fairfield with 25 points in this game. Jonathon Kasibabu led Fairfield in rebounding with 10 rebounds. Fairfield was out rebounded 45-39 and had 14 assists and 19 turnovers. Fairfield is averaging 61 points per game while giving up 81 points against. Fairfield is averaging 14 assists per game and 31.5 rebounds per game. Marcus Gilbert is the Fairfield leading scorer with 16.5 points per game. Jonathon Kasibabu is the leading rebounder for Fairfield with 5 rebounds per game. Fairfield is shooting 67.9% on free throws, 30.4% on three-pointers, and 37.4% on all field goal attempts.
Fairfield is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Big Ten. Fairfield is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The under is 4-1 in Fairfield’s last 5 games following an ATS loss. Northwestern is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The over is 4-1 in Northwestern’s last 5 non-conference games.
Northwestern looked impressive in their first win of the season and I think that should continue in this one. Look for Olah to have another big game. I am picking Northwestern.