Siena vs. Fairfield - 2/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairfield Stags (12-15) at Siena Saints (8-21)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena Saints +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Siena Saints host the Fairfield Stags in a MAAC college basketball tilt on Wednesday.
The Fairfield Stags are trying to build up some momentum heading in to the conference playoffs and have been heading in that direction with back to back wins after a 102-98, 2OT win versus Quinnipiac. Fairfield was outshot 52.5%-48% but turned 21 Quinnipiac turnovers in to a decisive 14 more shots.
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Tyler Nelson carried the Stags with 32 points and five assists with Jonathan Kasibabu adding 22 points and 15 rebounds. Fairfield received 19 points and six boards from Ferron Flavors Jr. while Jesus Cruz and Omar El-sheikh combined for 18 points and ten rebounds.
The Siena Saints have dropped eight of nine with three games going to overtime. Siena comes off of a 93-89, OT loss to Monmouth where the team held a 46%-40% shooting edge but committed 19 turnovers and saw the Hawks go to the line 40 times.
The Saints leaned heavily on Khalil Richard and he responded with 23 points on 8-13 followed by Evan Fisher with 19 points and five pulls on 6-13. Jordan Horn gave Siena 14 points on 4-14 while Thomas Huerter Jr. and Ahsante Shivers combined for 19 points and eleven rebounds.
Fairfield are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and Fairfield are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall and over is 14-6 in Fairfield last 20 Wednesday games. Under is 12-3-1 in Siena last 16 Wednesday games and Siena are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Fairfield are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Siena and over is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings.
These teams hardly inspire confidence but I’d give the over a look or investigate other matchups…