Fairfield vs. Quinnipiac - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fairfield vs. Quinnipiac - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Quinnipiac Bobcats (12-15) at Fairfield Stags (11-16)

College Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)

The Line: Fairfield Stags -2.5 -- Over/Under: 128

TV: ESPN3

The Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Fairfield Stags meet in college basketball action from Webster Bank Arena on Friday. 

Quinnipiac enters this one at 12-15 overall. Since their last win February 21 over Canisius, Quinnipiac has lost their last two consecutive games versus Monmouth and Siena. 

In the loss to Siena, Quinnipiac’s Rich Kelly put up 26 points with four assists and one rebound. Kevin Marfo doubled up there on 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and both Tyrese Williams and Jacob Rigoni each tallied 12 points with a combined eight rebounds. 

Over on the Fairfield side, they’re 11-16 this year. In their last four games, Fairfield is 2-2, with wins over Marist and Niagara among losses to Saint Peter’s and Siena otherwise in that span. 

In the loss to Siena, Fairfield forward Vincent Eze led the team on 14 points, eight rebounds and one assist. The only other Fairfield player in double-figures in that one was Taj Benning on 11 points, two rebounds and one assist. 

Fairfield is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 after a straight-up loss and 1-5 ATS in their last six Friday games. Fairfield is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games and the under is 37-14 in their last 51 overall. 

Meanwhile, Quinnipiac is 0-6 ATS in their last six after a straight-up loss and 0-7 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss. Quinnipiac is 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and 0-8 ATS in their last eight overall. 

It’s been a rough stretch lately for Quinnipiac, as they’ve lost seven of their last eight games. Quinnipiac was close in a couple of those outing, but for the most part they’ve been getting outplayed pretty badly as of late. 

The good news for Quinnipiac there is that Fairfield just isn’t a good offensive team; it’s not often they score outside the 60s and they primarily rely on defense to get by. There’s not a ton of intrigue here but I like Quinnipiac enough to take them on a cover. The number doesn't look to bad either. 

Andrew’s Pick Quinnipiac Bobcats +2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.