Fairfield at Quinnipiac 2/17/17 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Fairfield Stags vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats
NCAAB: 9:00 PM EST
Feb. 17, 2017
Latest Odds : FAIR -1 Total 157
The Runnin' Stags of Fairfield are plowing through the MAAC right now like a wild beast in a large field. Coach Sydney Johnson's up-tempo attack has produced five victories in the last six starts, including a 69-67 defeat of Rider last time. Quinnipiac has lost two in a row and the last one came in heartbreaking fashion, 112-107, also against Rider. At least the fans were properly entertained.
Tyler Nelson is a scoring machine on the perimeter for Fairfield. He pumps in 19.2 points per game and Curtis Cobb contributes 13.9 ppg. Jerry Johnson Jr. kicks in 11.4 ppg for an offense that scores 74 points per game and is 245th in offensive efficiency. The Stags have been good inside, hitting 52 percent of 2-pointers.
Fairfield holds teams to 73.3 ppg (210th) and is 150th in defensive efficiency. The Stags are limiting opponents to 32.7 percent 3-point accuracy.
Quinnipiac is struggling a bit right now but the future is bright thanks to a pair of versatile freshmen, Mikey Dixon and Peter Kiss. Dixon leads the team with 16.2 points per game from his point guard position. Peter Kiss chips in 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds from the wing while Chaise Daniels offers inside scoring, adding 12.5 points and six rebounds per game.
The Bobcats score 76.6 ppg (105th) and are 214th in offensive efficiency, largely because they are 250th or worse in the nation in 2-point, 3-point and free throw shooting. Quinnipiac allows 81.7 ppg (338th) and is 286th in efficiency.
Recent Betting Trends:
Stags are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Bobcats are 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Under is 20-6-1 in Stags last 27 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic.
Over is 8-0 in Bobcats last 8 games following a straight up loss.
Free Betting Pick: Quinnipiac Bobcats +1
Less than two weeks ago Quinnipiac won as road underdogs head to head and think at home the Bobcats finish off season sweep. Up and down year for Quinnipiac gets back on track tonight, Final Score Prediction, Quinnipiac Bobcats win and cover ATS 71-69.