Iona Gaels at Fairfield Stags Betting Prediction 01/27/19

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The Iona Gaels (7-11, 5-2 MAAC) will be at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard to take on the Fairfield Stags (5-15, 2-6 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. Action starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Iona Gaels at Fairfield Stags ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Stags lost to the Siena Saints, 57-48, while the Gaels defeated the Rider Broncs, 77-71.

Iona’s 0.516 effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over Rider, who had a rate of 0.440. The Gaels’ mark was below their season average of 0.543, while the Broncs’ was below their season average of 0.523. Fairfield, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.7 (above their season average of 24.6). Fairfield received a boost from Wassef Methnani, who recorded 15 points and five rebounds. Rickey McGill, meanwhile had a good game for Iona, recording 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

In their first matchup this year, Tajuan Agee led the Gaels to a 94-87 win. He registered a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. One of Iona’s largest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They had 29 free throw attempts, while Fairfield had just 11.

The physical Iona offense could be living from the free throw line in this showdown. The Gaels currently rank 31st in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.289, while Fairfield ranks 336th in FTA rate allowed (0.304).

Iona Gaels vs. Fairfield Stags Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Iona, ATS Winner – Fairfield, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Fairfield ranks 53rd in three pointers allowed per game (20.1) while Iona ranks 250th (26.3).
  • The Gaels average 7.5 steals per game, which ranks 54th in the country. The Stags rank 120th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
  • The Stags average 13.6 assists per game, which ranks 135th in the country. The Gaels rank 243rd in assists allowed per game (17.2).
  • Fairfield ranks 170th in rebounds allowed per game (35.5) while Iona ranks 246th (38.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Stags’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.0, up from 4.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Gaels have scored an average of 85.2 points per game (4.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.2 points per game (3.6 below their season average).