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Siena Saints take on Stags in NCAA basketball test

Siena SaintsFairfield Stags
8-12January 26, 2014, 12:00 | Webster Bank Arena4-16



Siena pays a visit to Fairfield on Sunday, hoping to send the Stags to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Webster Bank Arena.

The Stags are 4-16 so far on the season, and 8-7 ATS vs. the number. The Saints, meanwhile, are 8-12 and 10-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Fairfield go 6-9 and the Saints go 6-12 on the totals.

View Siena Saints vs Fairfield Stags Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Fairfield in this one found them as -1.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Stags rated this week at No. 273 and the Saints sitting at No. 222.

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Last time out for Siena, they were a 64-47 winner as they battled Saint Peter's at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Siena got 14 points from Rob Poole en route to a 64-47 victory over Saint Peter's on Thursday at Times Union Center.

Last time out for Fairfield, they were a 63-60 loser as they battled Monmouth on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. Maurice Barrow scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Stags to a win (they lost 63-60 to Monmouth at Multipurpose Activity Center on Thursday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Saints is ranked No. 26 in NCAA hoops at 39.1 per game. Contrast that with Fairfield’s No. 149 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Fairfield is the No. 89-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Siena rates No. 246 at 4.15 per game.

Next up:
Siena home to Niagara, Thursday, January 30th
Fairfield at Canisius, Saturday, February 1st

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