Fairfield Stags vs Rider Broncs Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Fairfield when they take on the Rider Broncs on Sunday in college hoops betting action.
The Stags will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-5-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Broncs are 4-4 ATS. Fairfield is 1-2 on the totals; Rider is 1-3.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Rider sat as 4.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Broncs at No. 135 and the Stags at No. 281 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-62 result in favor of the Broncs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rider's No. 173 nationally ranked offense (68.5 points per game) against a Stags defense that sits as the No. 181 at 66.2 PPG. The Broncs have been averaging 44.4% from the field, more than the Stags have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fairfield owns the country's No. 111-rated mark, allowing 65.8 points per game on the highway. Rider, on the other hand, rates No. 311 in scoring at home.
Fairfield was a 67-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Canisius. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Fairfield got 11 points from Derek Needham but lost anyway, 67-55, to Canisius on Friday at Webster Bank Arena.
In their last action, Rider was a 62-56 winner on the road against Siena. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Broncs grabbed a 62-56 win over the Saints on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Anthony Myles at Times Union Center.
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 1-0
After playing Canisius are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Princeton are 2-1
After playing Siena are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Stags at Broncs trends to consider:
Fairfield is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rider
Fairfield is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Fairfield is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rider's last 5 games when playing Fairfield
Rider is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Rider is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Fairfield
Fairfield home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Wednesday, December 12
Rider at Princeton, Thursday, December 20