Fairfield Stags vs Hartford Hawks Prediction, 12/7/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fairfield Stags vs Hartford Hawks
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Location: Chase Arena in Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Fairfield (+3)
The Hartford Hawks (2-2) play the Fairfield Stags (0-3) at Chase Arena on Monday. Fairfield opens this game as 3-point dogs. The total is set at 131.5.
Fairfield will play this game with a mark of 0-3 this year. They lose possession via turnover 17.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Fairfield is pulling in 40.0 boards per game and has tallied 21 dimes this season, which has them ranked 239th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Stags are connecting on 29.8% on three-point attempts (14 of 47) and 65.6% from the charity stripe. They average 62.0 points per contest (252nd in the country) while hitting 38.4% from the field. Defensively, the Stags are forcing 10.0 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They give up 32.2% on shots from distance and they are 236th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (78.3). The Stags defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.0% (86 of 200) and they concede 41.0 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 205th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 45 relinquished for the season.
The Fairfield Stags faced off with the Stony Brook Seawolves and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 72-69 in their last contest. Fairfield wrapped up the game having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (26 out of 65) and knocked down 5 of their 14 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Stags made 12 of 18 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 43 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 9 assists in the game as well as earning 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing defense, Fairfield allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 26 out of 65. Stony Brook dished out 17 dimes and 7 steals for this game. In addition, the Seawolves snagged 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Stony Brook walked away from this one shooting 48.5% when shooting free throws by converting 16 of their 33 tries. They also made 4 of 15 shots from distance.
Jesus Cruz is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He scored 18 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and grabbed 6 rebounds. Cruz finished 47.1% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that played a role in the matchup for the Stags was Supreme Cook. He had 11 boards and also tallied 2 assists. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 2-of-5 (9 points). When this game wrapped up, Cook saw the court for 29 min.
Hartford has a mark of 2-2 on the campaign. The Hawks commit 13.3 personal fouls every game and they go 70.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 7.8 times per contest (287th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. Hartford has accounted for 256 points for the season (64.0 per contest) and they average 34.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are hitting on 39.1% from the floor, which ranks them 306th in the country. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 153rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 70.5. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (206th in college basketball). The Hartford defense gives up 34.0% on 3-point shots (33 of 97) and their opponents are connecting on 68.8% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.5 dimes and 38.0 boards per contest, which is ranked 140th and 195th in those categories on the defensive end.
For their last game, the Hartford Hawks went home victorious with a score of 80-65 when they faced the Central Connecticut Blue Devils. The Hawks were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in the game. They stuffed 2 attempts while recording 11 steals in the matchup. The Blue Devils had 18 fouls for the game which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Hartford knocked down 12 of their 29 tries (41.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks went 29 for 64 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.3%. The Hawks permitted the Blue Devils to bury 25 of 57 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.9% for the contest. They shot 26.1% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 out of 23 and finished the game at 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Hartford permitted Central Connecticut to collect 28 in total (3 on the offensive side).
Moses Flowers ended up being important for the Hawks for the game. He made 5 out of 13 for the game for a rate of 38.5%, which had him finishing with 16 points. Flowers collected 6 boards in his 33 mins played and accumulated 2 assists in this matchup. Another guy that ended up coming through for Hartford was Traci Carter. He walked away with 11 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 of 9 shooting for the matchup. Carter ended the game having shot 55.6% from the field while contributing 4 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Fairfield (+3)
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