Fairfield Stags vs. Dartmouth Big Green - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dartmouth Big Green (4-7) at Fairfield Stags (6-6)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Alumni Hall)
The Line: Fairfield Stags -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dartmouth Big Green travel to the Fairfield Stags looking to begin a hot streak.
The Dartmouth Big Green need more from their offense if they expect to compete in the Ivy League as 66 points is tough to win with. The Big Green have dropped four of five with conference play coming up so some momentum is in demand. Dartmouth comes off of a 62-60 loss to visiting Bryant on Thursday. Dartmouth held a 45.6%-45% shooting edge and six more shots which equaled three more baskets but the Bulldogs sank five more threes and a few more free throws. The tandem of Miles Wright and Evan Boudreaux poured in 16 points apiece with Boudreaux hauling in 13 rebounds. Five others scored between 4-7 points but the offense needed a few more DD scorers.
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A few seasons ago the Fairfield Stags were one of the top teams in the MAAC that won because they controlled the scoreboard with a slow and deliberate offense. The Stags are the complete opposite right now at around 81 points scored and allowed. Of course the offense struggled in a 72-66 loss at Manhattan Saturday with 39% shooting them in along with ten missed free throws. The Jaspers did just enough on 42.6% from the floor and seven more makes at the stripe. Marcus Gilbert kept FF in the game with a contest high 23 points and six pulls on 9-21 shooting. Tyler Nelson was next in line with 19 points and five yanks while Curtis Cobb and Jerry Johnson Jr. chipped in with eight points apiece.
Dartmouth are 9-24-1 ATS in their last 34 games overall and the under is 15-6 in their last 21 non-conference games. The under is 15-4 in Fairfield last 19 Monday games and is 36-16 in their last 52 home games. If the Stags perform as they have they are the choice but don’t bet the house on an Ivy vs. MAAC tilt…