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Fairfield Stags Home to Niagara Purple Eagles in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Fairfield Stags host Niagara on Friday, looking to build on their 8-8 mark against the 5-12 Purple Eagles in college basketball betting action at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Fairfield Stags betting line as -9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Fairfield Stags Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Fairfield Stags currently sport a 8-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-6 ATS. The Niagara Purple Eagles are 5-12 and 8-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fairfield Stags produce a 9-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Niagara Purple Eagles have gone 6-8 against the totals betting line.

The Fairfield Stags sit at No. 247 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Niagara Purple Eagles sit at No. 253 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Fairfield's No. 56 nationally ranked offense (79 points per game) against a Niagara Purple Eagles defense that sits as the No. 127 at 69.71 PPG. The Fairfield Stags have been averaging 45.36% from the field, more than the Purple Eagles have managed so far this season (40.76% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Niagara got 12 points from Marvin Prochet en route to a 55-53 victory over Manhattan on Saturday at Gallagher Center.

Fairfield suffered a 86-74 loss against Monmouth on Monday, getting 20 points from Marcus Gilbert in a losing effort at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.

Betting Trends
  • Niagara is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Niagara is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Fairfield
  • Niagara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Fairfield
  • Fairfield is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Fairfield is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Niagara
  • Fairfield is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Niagara
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Fairfield's last 5 games when playing Niagara

Next Betting Matchups

Niagara at Manhattan, Sunday, January 17th
Fairfield at Saint Peter's, Tuesday, January 19th

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