Providence Friars vs Fairfield Stags Betting Matchup Report
Fairfield Stags vs Providence Friars Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Providence Friars try to run the Fairfield Stags off the court at Dunkin Donuts Center in college hoops action.
The Friars bring a 3-2 record (2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-2 Stags, who are 0-2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Providence go 0-2 so far and the Stags go 0-0.
Bettors looking to side with Providence in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 117-rated Fairfield taking on the No. 148-rated Friars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-62 win for the Friars on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Providence has the nation's No. 176-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Stags defense ranks No. 148 allowing on average 64.6 PPG. The Friars FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fairfield owns the country's No. 110-rated mark, allowing 63 points per game on the highway. Providence, on the other hand, rates No. 247 in scoring at home.
Fairfield won its last outing, a 74-71 result against Fordham on November 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Fairfield got 26 points from Desmond Wade en route to a 74-71 victory over Fordham on Tuesday at Stabler Arena.
Providence was a 72-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against UNC Asheville. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Friars used a 30-point performance from Bryce Cotton to help Providence smack UNC Asheville 72-67 on Sunday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing DePaul are 2-1
After playing Fordham are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Holy Cross are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Stags at Friars trends to consider:
Fairfield is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Fairfield is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Providence is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Providence is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Fairfield at DePaul, Tuesday, November 27
Providence home to Holy Cross, Tuesday, November 27