Fairfield vs. Niagara - 2/21/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Niagara (9-16) at Fairfield(10-15)
College Basketball: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield -4 -- Over/Under: 123 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Niagara Purple Eagles (9-16, CONF 7-7) and Fairfield Stags (10-15, CONF 6-8) face off in a MAAC showdown at Webster Bank Arena. The Purple Eagles and Stags faced off in early January and Niagara came away with a 75-66 victory.
The Purple Eagles have been a solid team at home, but away from they have won only two of their 15 games. Away from home Niagara is averaging 63.2 points while the defense is giving up 76.3 points. The Purple Eagles are also letting opponents shoot 47.4 percent from the field away from home.
Niagara is led by guard Marcus Hammond who is averaging 13.7 points, 4,4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists. Hammond is shooting 43 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep.
The Stags come into this game really struggling having lost three of the last four games, with the only win coming in overtime. One odd thing about the Stags, is they aren’t actually that much better at home. On the season Fairfield is 4-5 at home and 5-8 away from home.
The Stags biggest issue all season has been with their offense, and over the last five games they are averaging 51,8 points while shooting only 33 percent from the field. During the five game stretch, Fairfield is only shooting 20 percent from deep.
The under is 9-3-1 in the Purple Eagles last 13 games overall.The under is 14-5 in the Stags last 19 home games. The under is 36-16 in Fairfield’s last 52 games overall. The favorite is 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings between the Purple Eagles and the Stags.
The Stags offense is bad and they know they need to keep the pace down to have any success. Look for the Stags to slow down the pace, and the Purple Eagles to have no problem slowing it down either. Look for this game to go well under total.