Rider Broncs vs Fairfield Stags Odds
The Fairfield Stags will try to cover the spread at Webster Bank Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Rider Broncs in NCAA basketball action.
Fairfield will face the 11-11 Broncs, who own a 11-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Stags are 7-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncs are 5-11 favoring the OVER.
The Broncs were listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Stags, most recently No. 198 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncs, who rate No. 155 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-63 victory for the Stags.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Fairfield's No. 255-rated squad against Rider's No. 247-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Fairfield rates No. 199 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 179 nationally with 6.1 per match.
Defensively, Rider features the nation's No. 133-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Fairfield, meanwhile, comes in at No. 290 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Rider was a 62-51 loser at home against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Jonathon Thompson scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncs to a win (they lost 62-51 to Manhattan at Alumni Gymnasium on Sunday).
Fairfield won its last outing, a 61-54 result against Saint Peter's on January 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Fairfield got 19 points from Derek Needham en route to a 61-54 victory over Saint Peter's on Sunday at Yanitelli Center.
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Marist are 7-3
After playing Manhattan are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Siena are 9-1
After playing Saint Peter's are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Broncs at Stags trends to consider:
Rider is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Fairfield is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Fairfield's last 7 games
Fairfield is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Rider
Fairfield is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Rider at Marist, Sunday, February 3
Fairfield at Siena, Monday, February 4