Check out our free Iona vs Fairfield pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fairfield. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Iona vs Fairfield Pick & Preview: Sunday, February 5th Betting Odds

Gaels vs Stags Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Iona Gaels at Fairfield Stags
  • Where: Fairfield at Leo D. Mahoney Arena
  • Date: Sunday, February 5th
  • Betting Odds: Iona -6.5, IONA -279 | FAIR +221 O/U 138.0

Gaels Preview:

The Iona will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 15-7. On the road, the Gaels will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 6-6. This season, Iona has been favored to win in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 14-6. For today’s contest, Iona has a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.

Iona’s leading scorer this season is Daniss Jenkins, who is averaging 15.5 points per contest. So far, Jenkins has accounted for 19.06% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.59 rebounds per game and 4.86 assists. Nelly Junior Joseph is the second leading scorer for the Gaels, averaging 16.05 points per game. Between him and Joseph, they are accounting for 37.9% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Iona is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 33.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 31.84% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Stags Preview:

The Fairfield Stags head into today’s game in what will be their 23rd game of the season, posting a record of 10-12. Currently, the Stags have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 5-4. So far, the Stags have been the underdog 9 times, going 3-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.

Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 12.82 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.59 boards per contest. Behind Cook, the team has benefited from the strong play of Caleb Fields, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.65 points per game. Overall, he has hit 35.0% of his shots and is adding 3.65 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Fairfield this season, as they are currently ranked 303rd in college basketball at 67.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Stags’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 245th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Iona Gaels -6.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Iona Gaels to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6.5 point betting favorites. Although Iona as a team is just 97th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Stags’ defense. At -6.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Gaels to come out on top and cover.