Fairfield vs. Monmouth - 2/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Monmouth Hawks (13-8) at Fairfield Stags (8-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield Stags -1 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Monmouth Hawks and the Fairfield Stags meet in college basketball action from Webster Bank Arena on Tuesday.
Monmouth enters this one at 13-8 so far. The Hawks are 5-1 in their last six, falling to Saint Peter’s while otherwise beating Marist, Manhattan, Niagara, Iona and Rider in that time.
In the win over the Broncs, Monmouth’s Ray Salnave and George Papas each scored 21 points, combining for six rebounds and six assists. Nikkei Rutty doubled up there with 11 points and 12 rebounds as well.
Over on the Fairfield side, they’re 8-12 this year. The Stags are 1-3 in their last four games, beating Canisius while otherwise dropping to Iona, Quinnipiac and Rider in that time.
In the loss to the Broncs, Fairfield’s Taj Benning was the only team player in double-digits with 19 points and three rebounds. Vincent Eze added nine points, two assists and three rebounds there as well.
The Stags are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 after a straight-up loss and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 Tuesday games. Fairfield is 5-1 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Meanwhile, the Stags are 4-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. Fairfield is 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and the over is 6-2 in their last eight overall.
Aside from an off-game against Saint Peter’s (who they’ll see after this game), the Hawks have been solid over their last four, with at least 82 points in each of their three wins in that time. The Hawks have a pretty good offense these days, and they finish over 70 points more often than not.
As for Fairfield, they haven’t hit 70 points since way back on November 17 in a loss to Loyola MD. Overall the Stags just aren’t playing great right now so I can’t find a lot of reasons not to take Monmouth here.