Fairfield vs. Quinnipiac Free Pick 02/17/17 – Will Rogers CBB Predictions
By Will Rogers
It’s MAAC action Friday night as the 13-11 Fairfield Stags visit the 10-16 Quinnipiac Bobcats. The Stags are 8-7 in league play and the Bobcats just 7-9.
The Stags have won five of six and are hoping to keep that positive mojo going against a beatable opponent. A trio of guards in Nelson (19.2), Cobb (13.9 & 4.2) and Johnson (11.6) are joined by the 6-8 Sidibe (8.3 & 10.1), up front.
The Bobcats enter off back-to-back losses to Saint Peter’s and Rider, losing 112-107 in their most recent game. Guards Dixon (16.2) and Kiss (13.7 & 5.5) make for a quality backcourt duo with the 6-9 Daniels (12.5 & 6.0) being the team’s best frontcourt player.
The Bobcats can score but defense has been the team’s Achilles heel all season, allowing 81.7 PPG (338th). However, the Bobcats just recently won 73-71 at Fairfield and while that gives the Stags the revenge motive, I’m not willing to ‘bite!’ Quinnipiac is 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 10-3-2 ATS in their last 15 conference matchups. Take the home team.