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    Fairfield Stags versus Iona Gaels Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-18-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 15-11 Iona Gaels will travel in MAAC conference play when they take on the 16-11 Fairfield Stags in an NCAA college basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Fairfield is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by SNY.

    The odds from this NCAA college basketball game has the home team Fairfield Stags favored by -2 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The teams met back on January 18th with Iona posting the 84-73 home win against Fairfield as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 140 points.

    Iona has a true road record of 5-7 on the season. The team is 9-6 against MAAC conference opponents. On the road in conference the Gaels have wins at Siena, Marist and at Loyola Maryland with losses at Rider, Niagara, Canisius and on Friday a 74-73 overtime defeat to the Manhattan Jaspers as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 141 ½ points. It was their third loss in four close games. Iona couldn’t survive a 38.5% shooting night along with 8 of 21 from three. They lose the game by grabbing nine fewer rebounds. The Gaels give up 41.2% shooting to the Jaspers. Lamont Jones had 17 points for Iona in the loss. Iona is a high octane offense as they sit third in college basketball by averaging 82.2 points per game.

    On their home court the Fairfield Stags are 6-4 straight up. Fairfield is 8-7 competing against the MAAC. At home in conference the Stags have losses to Canisius, Niagara and Loyola Maryland with wins against Marist, Rider, St Peter’s and on Thursday in a 74-52 home win against the Siena Saints as a -14 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 119 ½ points. Fairfield jumped out early with the 36-23 lead at the half. They shoot 50.9% from the floor and made 11 of 25 three pointers. The Stags give up just 40% shooting to the Saints and grabbed six more rebounds. Derek Needham scored 31 points on 8 of 11 three point shooting. Fairfield has defended very well this season by allowing 60 points a game and 41% shooting to their opponents. That ranks in the top third from college basketball.