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UMASS Minutemen
Fairfield Stags

UMass at Fairfield 11/9/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Fairfield Stags vs UMASS Minutemen
Date & Time Saturday November 9, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, CT
Latest odds
UMASS -4 Total 137.5
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The UMass Minutemen visit Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday to play the Fairfield Stags. The Minutemen (1-0) opened the regular season with a 70-64 victory over UMass Lowell on Tuesday. T.J. Weeks led UMass with 23 points. The freshman hit 4 3-pointers to lead the Minutemen to the win. Carl Pierre added 13 points, while Samba Biallo chipped in with 12 points.

The Skags (0-1) were beaten in the season opener Tuesday night by Bucknell 68-64. The game was close throughout with the scored tied at the half 33-33. Jesus Cruz led the Stags with 24 points, while Landon Taliaferro chipped in with 17 points and Taj Benning added 12 points and seven boards.

T.J. Weeks leads the Minutemen in scoring with an average of 23.0 points per game. Tre Mitchell is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.0 per game, while Sean East II leads UMass in assists with an average of 6.0 per game. Five players are scoring in double figures for the Minutemen.

Jesus Cruz is the leading scorer for Fairfield with an average of 24.0 points per game. Landon Taliaferro is the second leading scorer with an average of 17.0 points per game, while Taj Benning leads in rebounding with an average of 7.0 per game and Vincent Eze is the assists leader with an average of 2.0 per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • UMass is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Minutemen’s last 5 on the road
  • Fairfield is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 non-conference games
  • The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Stags last 9 at home
Free Pick:
Fairfield Stags +4

Fairfield lost its opening game but played well against Bucknell. The Stags have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 at home, in each of the last 4 non-conference games and in 5 of the last 7 versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. UMass is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 on the road and 0-6 ATS in its last 6 on the road versus an opponent with a winning percentage at home of less than .400. Final Score Prediction, Fairfield Stags win and cover ATS 70-67.

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