Fairfield Stags vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Fairfield Stags travelling to Saint Joseph's Saturday to take on the Hawks.
The Hawks sport records of 5-3 and 3-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Stags have 7-5 and 4-5-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Hawks and 2-4 for the Stags.
Sportsbooks such as GTbets had set the Hawks as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Stags odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Joseph's is rated No. 123 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Fairfield is at No. 253. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-64 win for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Joseph's's No. 204-ranked scoring average of 66.8 PPG, against a Stags defense rated No. 108 and allowing 62.7 PPG. The Hawks FG% has averaged 43.8% to date this season, more than the Stags shooters have managed so far (43.5% per game).
Defensively, Fairfield features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.9 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Fairfield was a 69-58 winner at home against Drexel. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Stags grabbed a 69-58 win over the Dragons on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Derek Needham at Webster Bank Arena.
Saint Joseph's lost its last outing, a 65-61 result against Villanova on December 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Saint Joseph's suffered a 65-61 loss against Villanova on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Langston Galloway in a losing effort at Villanova Pavilion.
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Old Dominion are 1-0
After playing Drexel are 2-1
After a win are 4-6
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Iona are 1-1
After playing Villanova are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Stags at Hawks trends to consider:
Fairfield is 2-4-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Fairfield
Saint Joseph's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Fairfield at Old Dominion, Saturday, December 29
Saint Joseph's home to Iona, Friday, December 28