Saint Peter's Peacocks vs. Fairfield Stags - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairfield Stags (18-12) at Saint Peter's Peacocks (14-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks 0 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will play the Fairfield Stags in the second round of the MAAC Tournament.
The Fairfield Stags are 18-12 (12-8) and are coming off of a loss to Saint Peter’s by a score of 72-68. Fairfield is the #5 seed in the MAAC tournament and finished the regular season by winning 6 of their last 7 games. Fairfield is averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 77.9 points per game. Fairfield is also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 17.1 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for Fairfield. Tyler Nelson is averaging 16.1 points per game and 2.9 assists per game for the Stags. Fairfield is shooting 73.3% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 44.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are 14-15 (12-8) and are coming off of a win against Fairfield by a score of 72-68. Saint Peter’s is the #4 seed in the MAAC tournament and finished the regular season by winning their last 2 games. Saint Peter’s also defeated Fairfield on the road by a score of 77-71. Saint Peter’s is averaging 65.9 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game. Saint Peter’s is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Antwon Portley is averaging 14.1 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for Saint Peter’s. Trevis Wyche is averaging 12.4 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for the Peacocks. Saint Peter’s is shooting 65.8% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
Fairfield is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. Fairfield is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a loss. The under is 4-1 in Fairfield’s last 5 games. Saint Peter’s is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Saint Peter’s is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 games following an ATS win for Saint Peter’s. The over is 5-2 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Both of these two teams regular season meetings were close games, but Saint Peter’s won both. Fairfield is a much higher scoring team than Saint Peter’s, but Fairfield also struggles on defense. It is very difficult for a team to beat the same team three times in a season, so I am going with Fairfield here.