Will the Iona Gaels end their three game losing streaks tonight when they head on the road to Fairfield or will the Stags continue their dominating conference play tonight?

Opening Line:

The sportsbooks opened tonight’s game with Fairfield being a 3.5 point favorite on the NCAA basketball odds board with a total set at 130. I have seen a few outlets move to Fairfield -3 and the total is holding at 130 as of right now. Don’t forget to check out sbrodds.com today and follow the line movement on this game to get the most value in this play that we can.

Iona Gaels:

Iona (13-9, 7-4) enters tonight’s matchup struggling as of late. The Iona Gaels are 0-3 the last three games while going 0-3 ATS. Iona’s problems have come at the hands of their offense. The Gaels started conference play averaging 79 points per game but over the last three games that has dropped to 72.3 points per game. The defense from Iona has taken at hit also in which they were allowing just 67.4 points per game to start conference play to now the last three games allowing 74.6 points per game. The Gaels have struggled on the road this season defensively allowing 77 points per game and allowing teams to shoot 48.2% from the field and almost 40% from three point land.

Fairfield Stags:

Fairfield (17-4, 10-1) enters this matchup on a five game winning streak in which they have gone 3-2 ATS. The Stags are averaging 64 points per game the last five games and allowing just 56 points per game. Fairfield on the season is allowing teams to average just 54.7 points per game on their home floor and only allowing teams to shoot just 37.6 % and 28.7% from the three point land. Teams have also struggled from the free throw line in Fairfield this season shooting just 64.3 %.

Trends:

  • Iona is 0-3 ATS on the road this season after a loss.
  • Iona is 0-4 ATS the last four games against the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
  • Iona is 1-4 ATS the last five road games.
  • Fairfield is 3-1 ATS the last five games at home.
  • Fairfield is 11-4 ATS their last 15 games following an ATS win.
  • Fairfield is 6-2 ATS their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record.
  • Fairfield is 4-1 ATS at home this season after a win.

Final Thought:

Iona is a very good scoring team. The Gaels know how to put up points but they are going to run into a top 10 defense tonight and will struggle on the road tonight. The Stags have held nine out of their last ten opponents to under 65 points. Look for Fairfield to play another night of strong defense and the Stags should be able to score on a Gaels defense that has struggled this season on the road. Let’s jump on the home favorite tonight to big up another big conference win and an ATS cover tonight.

Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Fairfield -3