Iona vs. Fairfield - 1/17/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Iona vs. Fairfield - 1/17/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Fairfield Stags (7-9) at Iona Gaels (3-8)

College Basketball: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)

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The Fairfield Stags and Iona Gaels meet Friday in college basketball action at the Hynes Athletics Center.

The Fairfield Stags look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Fairfield Stags are averaging 61 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Landon Taliaferro is averaging 14.6 points and 2.2 rebounds while Jesus Cruz is averaging 12.5 points and 1.9 assists. Taj Benning is dishing 2.9 assists and Vincent Eze is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Fairfield Stags are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Fairfield Stags are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Fairfield Stags have split their last six road games.

The Iona Gaels need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Iona Gaels are averaging 67.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. E.J. Crawford is averaging 17.8 points and five rebounds while Tajuan Agee is averaging 14.5 points and 8.8 rebounds. Asante Gist is dishing 2.9 assists and Isaiah Washington is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 40.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have lost all three home games.

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The Stags are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 Friday games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Gaels are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 23-7 in Stags last 30 overall. The under is 7-3 in Gaels last 10 Friday games. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Fairfield Stags have not only been the more impressive and successful team this season, but they'r 12-4 ATS on the season. The Iona Gaels are only 2-9 ATS on the season, lose at home by an average of two points and are losing their last five games by an average of 11.2 points. The bottom line is we're getting free buckets with the better team and you'll make a lot of money in this business when you can consistently do that. Give me the Stags.

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Randy’s Pick Fairfield Stags +4.5

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