Umass Minutemen vs Fairfield Stags 11/09/2019 Spread, Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Umass Minutemen vs Fairfield Stags 11/09/2019 – The Fairfield Stags are to host the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, November 9 at the Webster Bank Arena. The visiting team will look seek to carry the momentum from their first game of the season while the Stags are looking to retain homecourt and take their first win. Basketball Betting Tips Over Under sees the Minutemen winning this game on the road.
Umass Minutemen vs Fairfield Stags 11/09/2019
The University of Massachusetts Minutemen took the first victory of their season against the River Hawks, 79-64. Rotation of the ball was precise resulting in the team to get a total of 17 assists in the game. TJ Weeks let the team and he was on an impressive start scoring 23 points and sank four threes in the ball game. Cal Pierre provided as well as sinking three three-pointers to finish the game with 13 points and four assists. Sean East was the team’s assist leader with six and he scored 11 points as well. Tre Michell flirted with a double-double at 10 points and nine rebounds. With an impressive start, the team’s engine looks to be well-oiled heading to the Fairfield Stags home floor and expect them to win this game.
Players to Watch: Cal Pierre (12 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.4 APG), TJ Weeks (11.5 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 1.6 APG). Sean East (10.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 4.1 APG), Tre Michell (7.0 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.0 APG).
The Stags dropped their first game of the season in a heartbreaking loss against Bucknell Bison, 64-68. It was a wake-up call for the team but they are in for a tough challenge once UMass visits them. A glaring stat during that game is how they were loose on the shooters of the Bisons and allowing them to just shoot 43.5% from the three-point arc. Jesus Cruz was the best scorer on that game with 24 points, four rebounds and 2 assists. Landon Taliaferro, as expected, provided with 17 points. Taj Benning was the surprise with 12 points and seven rebounds. They need more of their players to step up in order to have a fighting chance against the Minutemen namely Caleb Green and Vinzent Eze.
Players to Watch: Landon Taliaferro (13.0 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 1.1 APG), Caleb Green (10.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.6 APG), Jesus Cruz (10.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.3 APG), Vincent Eze (6.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.1 APG).
Umass Minutemen vs Fairfield Stags Betting Predictions
Minutemen is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Fairfield’s last 15 games.
Umass Minutemen vs Fairfield Stags Betting Picks
It seems that UMass is the favorite by How to bet on NCAA Basketball to win on the road against Fairfield. On the other hand, Stags will need all the home crowd advantage in order to pull an upset win over UMass and they will be men on a mission that will try to get their first win of the season. Green should step up his game in order for Fairfield to have a chance as well.
Moneyline: UMass is expected to win and they are the safer bet owning the moneyline of -194 and at open -190.
ATS: It will be Fairchild having the -3.5 in this game across the spread.
TOTALS: It is expected that both teams will be at the 137 mark with UMass going over and Fairfield is the team under.
Score Prediction: 73-68 UMass.