Quinnipiac vs. Fairfield - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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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 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats (12-15, 7-10) and the Fairfield Stags (11-16, 7-9 CONF) will meet on Friday, February 28th for a MAAC conference matchup at the Alumni Hall in Fairfield, CT. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Quinnipiac is coming off an 84-77 home loss to Siena in their last game. Quinnipiac has dropped back-to-back games and they have lost four of their last five games overall. Fairfield is coming off a 62-59 home loss to Siena in their last game. Fairfield has lost three of their last five games overall, and they are currently two games under .500 in conference play this season.
Quinnipiac scores 69.9 points per game on 42 percent field goal shooting this season. Quinnipiac’s leading scorer is G Rich Kelly, who scores 16.7 points per game. The leading rebounder for Quinnipiac is F Kevin Marfo, who earns 13.1 rebounds per game. Quinnipiac allows 72.0 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -2.1 scoring differential so far this season. Quinnipiac also earns 36.1 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 4.4 steals per game as a team.
Fairfield scores 59.0 points per game on 39.6 percent field goal shooting this season. Fairfield’s leading scorer is G Landon Taliaferro, who scores 11.7 points per game. The leading rebounder for Fairfield is F Vincent Eze, who earns 5.9 rebounds per game. Fairfield allows 63.2 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -4.2 point differential so far this season. Fairfield also earns 34.6 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 5.1 steals per game as a team.
Quinnipiac is 12-14-1 against the spread this season and 1-8-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Quinnipiac is also 4-8 against the spread on the road this season. Fairfield is 16-11 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Fairfield is also 7-4 against the spread at home so far this season.
I will take Quinnipiac as the road dog in this matchup, as Fairfield's offense has been terrible all season long. Although their defense has played virtually well, I like Quinnipiac to knock enough of their famous 3-pointers to catch the cover and win this game outright.