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College Basketball Matchup - Belmont Bruins Fairfield Stags Odds Preview

Fairfield StagsBelmont Bruins
4-14January 20, 2014, 03:30 | Curb Event Center12-7



The Belmont Bruins host Fairfield on Monday, looking to build on their 12-7 mark against the 4-14 Stags in college hoops action at Curb Event Center.

The Bruins are 12-7 so far on the season, and 6-10 ATS vs. the number. The Stags, meanwhile, are 4-14 and 6-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Belmont go 7-7 and the Stags go 6-7 on the totals.

View Fairfield Stags vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bruins as -14.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 242 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Stags, who rate No. 273 in the latest survey.

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Fairfield won its last outing, a 71-67 result against Manhattan on January 18. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Fairfield got 18 points from Maurice Barrow en route to a 71-67 victory over Manhattan on Saturday at Webster Bank Arena.

Belmont was a 79-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. J.J. Mann scored 17 points leading the Bruins to a 79-65 victory over Tennessee State at Gentry Complex on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Belmont has the nation's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 79.6 PPG. The visiting Stags defense ranks No. 134 allowing on average 69.56 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 50.05% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.3% per game.

Next up:
Fairfield at Monmouth, Thursday, January 23rd
Belmont at Morehead State, Thursday, January 23rd

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