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College basketball point spread favors Stags in battle with Hawks

Monmouth HawksFairfield Stags
10-13February 07, 2014, 07:00 | Webster Bank Arena4-19

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Fairfield vs Monmouth battle Friday at Webster Bank Arena as the Stags look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Hawks have watched them go 10-13 and 10-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Stags are at 4-19 and 9-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Stags are 8-10, while the Hawks have a 9-9 mark.

View Monmouth Hawks vs Fairfield Stags Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Hawks were listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Stags sit at No. 289 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 227 on the same chart.

Monmouth was an 89-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Iona. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Monmouth suffered an 89-71 loss against Iona on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Andrew Nicholas in a losing effort at Multipurpose Activity Center.

Last time out for Fairfield, they were a 73-65 loser as they battled Rider on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Fairfield got 22 points from Maurice Barrow but lost anyway, 73-65, to Rider on Monday at Alumni Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 0 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.91 per game. That compares with Fairfield’s No. 0 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Fairfield is college basketball's No. 82-ranked team at 6.91 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 113 with 6.39 per game.

Next up:
Monmouth at Saint Peter's, Sunday, February 9th
Fairfield at Siena, Monday, February 10th