Fairfield Stags vs. Monmouth Hawks - 1/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Monmouth Hawks (11-4) at Fairfield Stags (8-7)
College Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield Stags +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Monmouth Hawks will travel to play the Fairfield Stags in a MAAC game on Monday.
The Fairfield Stags are 8-7 (2-3) and are coming off of a win against Rider by a score of 69-64. This was a tight game, but Fairfield was able to hold off Rider late in the second half. Tyler Nelson had 20 points and 3 assists for Fairfield. Marcus Gilbert added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Stags. Fairfield was out rebounded by a total of 51-35 and had 12 assists in their victory. Fairfield is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 80.9 points per game. Fairfield is also averaging 35.1 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 19.5 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game, while Tyler Nelson is averaging 15.1 points per game and 3.4 assists per game. Fairfield is shooting 72.6% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Monmouth Hawks are 11-4 (3-1) and are coming off of a win against Quinnipiac by a score of 88-74. Monmouth used a big second half where they scored 51 points to pull away for the win. Micah Seaborn had 20 points and 6 rebounds for Monmouth. Chris Brady added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks. Monmouth was out rebounded by a total of 50-46 and had 12 assists in their victory. Monmouth is averaging 78.7 points per game while giving up 73.1 points per game. Monmouth is also averaging 40.3 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Justin Robinson is averaging 20.5 points per game and 3.3 assists per game, while Micah Seaborn is averaging 12.5 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game. Monmouth is shooting 77% on free throws, 35.9% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
Monmouth is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The under is 7-3 in Monmouth’s last 10 games. Fairfield is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. Fairfield is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The over is 8-2 in Fairfield’s last 10 games.
Monmouth has started this season playing very well, but will be on the road in this game. Monmouth has the rebounding advantage, while Fairfield is the better shooting team. Monmouth has impressed me so far this season, and I am picking them here.