Fairfield vs Quinnipiac Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/23/24

Quinnipiac (19-6) vs Fairfield (16-10)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 9:00 pm (M&T Bank Arena)

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The Fairfield Stags and the Quinnipiac Bobcats meet Friday in college basketball action from TD Bank Sports Center. Fairfield enters this one at 16-10 overall following a win over Mount St. Mary’s on Sunday. As for Quinnipiac, they’re 19-6 so far and coming off a loss to Niagara. Let’s get into our Fairfield vs. Quinnipiac prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Fairfield Stags

The Stags started out the year on a rough 1-6 run, but they’ve lost consecutive games just once since then. After that pair of losses in late January/early February to Quinnipiac and Iona, Fairfield beat Manhattan, Rider, Saint Peter’s and Mount St. Mary’s in the next five outings.

On Sunday versus Mount St. Mary’s, the Stags went into the second half with a 43-31 edge. Fairfield kept it up with a 51-49 run from there and powered out the victory 94-80. Caleb Fields was the team’s leading scorer on his 26 points with three rebounds and three assists.

Quinnipiac Bobcats

Over on the Bobcats’ side, they got off to a 9-4 run to start the year, then beat Rider, Manhattan, Marist, Siena, Iona, Mount St. Mary’s, Fairfield, Manhattan again, Canisius and Saint Peter’s over the next 10 games. Since then it’s been losses to Mount St. Mary’s and Niagara, though.

In the Sunday game against Niagara, Quinnipiac came out of halftime with a 37-37 tie. The Bobcats faded in the second half on a 43-29 run and ended up losing 80-66 in the end, though. Matt Balanc paced the team in the losing effort with 22 points and six rebounds.

ANDREW’S FREE FAIRFIELD VS QUINNIPIAC PREDICTION

I’ll take a stab on Fairfield in this one. The Stags gave up 54.4 percent shooting to Mount St. Mary’s in their last outing but otherwise played well on 38 rebounds, 22 team assists and 26 points off 14 Mountaineers turnovers. It was a nice offensive effort after a combined 127 points in the previous two games.

Fairfield took a tight home loss 66-64 the last time these teams met up back on January 28. In that one the Stags shot a feeble 35.4 percent from the field and 19.2 percent from 3-point range (5-of-26) but did get 17 points off 16 Quinnipiac turnovers. Fairfield is obviously going to have to shoot much better in the rematch, but I think they’ve got a legitimate shot at a road cover.

Andrew’s Pick Fairfield Stags +3

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