Fairfield Stags vs. Siena Saints - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Siena Saints (19-10) at Fairfield Stags (17-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield Stags +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Siena Saints will travel to play the Fairfield Stags in a MAAC game on Wednesday.
The Fairfield Stags are 17-11 (11-7) and are coming off of a win against Niagara by a score of 71-59. Fairfield has won 5 games in a row and is currently 4th in the MAAC standings. Fairfield is averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 78.4 points per game. Fairfield is also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 17.8 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for Fairfield. Tyler Nelson is averaging 15.8 points per game and 3 assists per game for the Stags. Fairfield is shooting 73.7% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Siena Saints are 19-10 (12-6) and are coming off of a loss to Iona by a score of 87-81. Siena has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 3rd in the MAAC standings. Siena defeated Fairfield by a score of 91-76 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Siena is averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 72.8 points per game. Siena is also averaging 40 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Marquis Wright is averaging 16.2 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for Siena. Brett Bisping is averaging 16.1 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Saints. Siena is shooting 72.8% on free throws, 37.7% on three-pointers, and 47% on all field goal attempts.
Siena is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. Siena is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 4-0-1 in Siena’s last 5 games. Fairfield is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. Fairfield is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 6-2 in Fairfield’s last 8 games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Both of these teams have found success in conference play and will be looking to improve their seeding for the MAAC tournament. Siena won the first game between these teams by 15 points, but Fairfield is at home for this game. Fairfield has struggled defensively, while also not rebounding the ball very well. I like Siena to complete the season sweep.