Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Fairfield Stags Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Fairfield and Saint Peter's on Thursday, with the host Stags trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Peacocks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 5-10-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Stags are 9-12-2 ATS. Saint Peter's is 7-5-1 on the totals; Fairfield is 8-10.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Fairfield sat as 15.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Stags - Peacocks odds would favor the Stags if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Fairfield is rated No. 199 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Saint Peter's is at No. 312. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-57 win for the Stags.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Fairfield's No. 261-ranked scoring average of 63.8 PPG, against a Peacocks defense rated No. 158 and allowing 65.5 PPG. The Stags FG% has averaged 44.1% to date this season, more than the Peacocks shooters have managed so far (40.8% per game).
Defensively, Saint Peter's features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.9 points per game. Fairfield, meanwhile, comes in at No. 286 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Saint Peter's was a 57-49 loser on the road against Manhattan. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Desi Washington scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Peacocks to a win (they lost 57-49 to Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium on Sunday).
Last time out for Fairfield, they were a 64-54 winner as they battled Siena on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. Derek Needham scored 18 points leading the Stags to a 64-54 victory over Siena at Times Union Center on Monday.
Saint Peter's Peacocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Siena are 3-7
After playing Manhattan are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Manhattan are 5-5
After playing Siena are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Peacocks at Stags trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Saint Peter's last 9 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Saint Peter's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Peter's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Saint Peter's is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Fairfield is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Saint Peter's
Fairfield is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Saint Peter's
Fairfield is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Fairfield is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
Saint Peter's home to Siena, Sunday, February 10
Fairfield home to Manhattan, Saturday, February 9