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College Basketball Matchup - Belmont Bruins Fairfield Stags Odds Preview

Fairfield StagsBelmont Bruins
1-8December 11, 2013, 08:00 | Curb Event Center8-2

The Belmont Bruins will try to cover the spread at Curb Event Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Fairfield Stags in NCAA basketball action.

The Bruins currently sports a 8-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-4 ATS. The Stags are 1-8 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bruins produce a 2-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Stags have gone 3-2 against the number.

View Fairfield Stags vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

The Bruins sit at No. 129 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Stags sit at No. 226 on the same chart.

Fairfield was an 83-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Iona. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Fairfield got 26 points and 10 rebounds from Maurice Barrow in a losing cause in their 83-72 loss to Iona on Sunday.

Belmont was a 70-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Middle Tennessee. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Belmont got 32 points from J.J. Mann en route to a 70-58 victory over Middle Tennessee on Tuesday at Murphy Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Belmont has the nation's No. 32-rated offensive output, at 82.7 PPG. The visiting Stags defense ranks No. 113 allowing on average 69.11 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 49.91% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.83% per game.

A few Stags at Bruins trends to consider:
Fairfield is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Fairfield is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Belmont is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Belmont is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Fairfield home to Northeastern, Sunday, December 15th
Belmont at South Dakota State, Saturday, December 14th