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Siena vs. Fairfield - 2/4/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fairfield at Siena
Date & Time Monday February 4, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
The Line
Siena Saints -5 -- Over/Under: 131
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The Fairfield Stags and the Siena Saints meet in college basketball MAAC-tion from the Times Union Center on Monday night.

The Fairfield Stags come into this game looking for some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games following a 57-52 win over Marist in their last outing. Neftali Alvarez led the Stags with 11 points while Jesus Cruz and Landon Taliaferro each added 10 points with Cruz adding a team-high 6 rebounds and a pair of steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Fairfield in the win. Jonathan Kasibabu and Wassef Methnani each had 6 rebounds with Kasibabu chipping in 7 points as well in the victory. Taliaferro leads Fairfield in scoring with 12 points per game while Kasibabu leads the Stags on the glass with 7.9 rebounds per game and Alvarez leads the Stags in assists with 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Fairfield is averaging 69.4 points per game on 44% shooting from the field, 34.9% from behind the 3-point line and 67.9% from the foul line this season.

The Siena Saints will look to keep up their momentum after winning 5 of their last 7 games following a 56-54 win over Iona in their last outing. Jalen Pickett led the Saints with 17 points on 6 of 16 shooting with 3 threes while Evan Fisher had 12 points as the only other Saint to score in double figures in the winning effort. Manny Camper and Kevin Degnan each had a team-high 7 rebounds as well in the victory. Fisher leads the Saints with an average of 15.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while Pickett leads Siena in assists with 6.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Siena is averaging 63.2 points per game on 43.8% shooting from the field, 34.2% from behind the 3-point line and 62.4% from the foul line this season.

Fairfield is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall. Siena is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games following a win while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games. Fairfield is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Siena has had serious issues following up wins and Fairfield has been above average on the road this season, so there’s reason to consider the points here with Fairfield. However, the Saints have been in much better form as of late while the Stags have struggled to put consistent results together recently. I’ll lay the points with Siena in this one.

Siena -5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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