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Fairfield Stags face Marist Red Foxes: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Fairfield StagsMarist Red Foxes
3-9January 02, 2014, 07:00 | McCann Field House3-9

The Marist Red Foxes will be trying to slam the Fairfield Stags on Thursday when the teams tip off at McCann Field House in college betting action.

This season, the Red Foxes are 3-9 overall and 4-6 ATS, while the Stags are 3-9 and 4-3 ATS. As for the totals, Marist boasts a 2-7 on the OU, and Fairfield is 3-4.

View Fairfield Stags vs Marist Red Foxes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Red Foxes sit at No. 324 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Stags sit at No. 252 on the same chart.

Fairfield was a 73-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Bucknell. The Stags got 15 points from Maurice Barrow as Fairfield ran past Bucknell 73-64 on Saturday at Sojka Pavilion.

Marist was a 76-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pennsylvania. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Red Foxes grabbed a 76-62 win over the Quakers on Sunday, behind a 21-point effort from Khallid Hart at McCann Field House.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marist has the nation's No. 251-rated offensive output, at 61.67 PPG. The visiting Stags defense ranks No. 107 allowing on average 68.33 PPG. The Red Foxes FG% has averaged 37.98% so far, less than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.03% per game.

A few Stags at Red Foxes trends to consider:
Fairfield is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Fairfield is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Fairfield is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Marist
Fairfield is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Marist
Marist is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Marist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Fairfield
Marist is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Fairfield
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Marist's last 8 games when playing Fairfield

Next up:
Fairfield at Manhattan, Saturday, January 4th
Marist at Canisius, Monday, January 6th