Fairfield vs Iona Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/13/24

Iona (15-16) vs Fairfield (20-11)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Boardwalk Hall)

Betting Odds: Iona +4.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Iona vs Fairfield betting prediction for this college basketball game on Wednesday, March 13th at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Iona recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Fairfield recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Iona
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Fairfield
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Iona and Fairfield
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Iona and Fairfield

Iona Preview

The Iona Gaels are 16-16 (10-10) this year after they defeated Manhattan by a score of 60-57 in their last game. Iona trailed 32-30 at the half, but they held Manhattan to only 25 points in the second half for the win. The Gaels shot 38.2% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Iona defeated Siena by a score of 68-54 in the game prior to the loss, but lost to Manhattan on the road before that. The Gaels are scoring 72 points per game with 31.7 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, while allowing 71.1 points against per game this year. Idan Tretout is averaging 13.9 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game. Iona is shooting 43.3% from the field, 65.4% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers this season. 

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Fairfield Preview

The Fairfield Stags are 20-11 (14-6) this season after they defeated Mount St. Mary’s by a score of 96-92 in their last game. Fairfield trailed 54-38 at halftime, but they out scored Mount St. Mary’s 58-38 in the second half for the comeback win. The Stags shot 47.7% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the game. Fairfield has won five games in a row, with the lone loss during that span against Marist by a score of 58-55 on the road. The Stags are scoring 76.8 points per game with 33.5 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, while giving up 71.3 points against per game this year. Jalen Leach is averaging 16.4 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, and 3.1 assists per game. Fairfield is shooting 45.1% from the field, 76.2% on free throws, and 38% on three pointers this year. 

Iona vs Fairfield Betting Prediction

Fairfield comes into this matchup after a great regular season, where they went 14-6 in MAAC play and finished in second place. The Stags are scoring 76.8 points per game and they have scored at least 85 points in three of their last five. Iona barely got by Manhattan in their first game of the tournament on Tuesday, which is not a great sign for this game. Iona did win both regular season meetings with Fairfield by scores of 78-67 and 91-82, but both of those games were months ago. Fairfield is the better team in this matchup and they played great over the last 10 games. Take the Stags here. 

David’s Pick Fairfield -4.5

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