The Fairfield Stags (8-7) will host the Iona Gaels (11-3) in a MAAC showdown on Tuesday afternoon. Rick Pitino’s Gaels are looking to bounce back after having their five-game win streak snapped. On Jan. 8, Iona lost to Saint Louis 68-67. Fairfield is also hoping to redeem itself and snap a four-game slide. The Stags lost to Siena 69-62 in their last outing.
Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET from Webster Bank Arena. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Gaels as seven-point favorites in the latest Iona vs. Fairfield odds. The over-under for total points is set at 142, up 3.5 points from the opening line. Before making any Fairfield vs. Iona picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Iona vs. Fairfield, and just locked in its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Fairfield vs. Iona:
- Iona vs. Fairfield spread: Iona -7
- Iona vs. Fairfield over-under: 142 points
- Iona vs. Fairfield money line: Iona -300, Fairfield +240
- IONA: Gaels are 4-0 ATS in their last four Tuesday games
- FAIR: Stags are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games vs. a team with a winning road record
Featured Game | Fairfield Stags vs. Iona Gaels
Why Iona can cover
Sophomore forward Nelly Junior Joseph has played extremely well for Iona. Junior Joseph is second on the team in scoring (13.7), first in rebounds (8.4) and blocks (2.2). He is shooting 52 percent from the field as well. Junior Joseph is an anchor for Iona, logging six double-doubles thus far. He had a terrific game in the overtime win over Harvard, finishing with 28 points and eight rebounds.
Junior forward Quinn Slazinski is third on the team with 10.1 points per game. Slazinski has scored 14-plus in four games so far. The Texas native had 15 points and three rebounds in the loss to Siena. Iona heads into this game as the highest-scoring team in the MAAC with 75.7 points per game.
Why Fairfield can cover
Sophomore forward Supreme Cook is averaging 10.2 points along with 8.3 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 55 percent from the floor. Cook has scored at least 13 points in seven games while also recording four double-doubles. The New Jersey native had a solid game in the loss to Siena. Cook tallied 14 points with 11 rebounds.
Guard Taj Benning is logging a team-best 10.7 points. Benning also attacks the glass and has grabbed at least seven rebounds in five games thus far. He scored in double digits in five straight games to tip off the season. Benning’s best outing came in the win over William & Mary. He had 15 points with six rebounds while shooting 5-of-7 from the field.
How to make Fairfield vs. Iona picks
The model is leaning under on the total, predicting 137 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost 70 percent of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Iona vs. Fairfield? And which side of the spread hits almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned over $2,200 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.