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Fairfield Stags vs Governors College Hoops Game Preview

Fairfield StagsAustin Peay Governors
Dec 1, 8:30 PM | Winfield Dunn Center

Fairfield Stags vs Austin Peay Governors Odds


Fairfield pays a visit to Austin Peay on Saturday, hoping to send the Governors to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Winfield Dunn Center.

The Governors currently sports a 3-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-3 ATS. The Stags are 3-4 and 0-4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Governors produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Stags have gone 1-0 against the number.

View Fairfield vs Austin Peay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Governors as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 322-ranked Governors and the No. 314-rated Stags in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-63 win for the Governors on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Austin Peay has the nation's No. 99-rated offensive output, at 73 PPG. The visiting Stags defense ranks No. 205 allowing on average 67.7 PPG. The Governors FG% has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fairfield owns the country's No. 145-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Austin Peay, on the other hand, rates No. 37 in scoring at home.

Fairfield was an 85-78 loser in its last match on the road against DePaul. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Fairfield got 29 points from Derek Needham on the way to an 85-78 loss against DePaul on Tuesday at Allstate Arena.

Austin Peay won its last outing, a 108-53 result against Berea on November 28. The battle between the Governors and Mountaineers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Berea was handed a 108-53 defeat on Wednesday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Canisius are 7-3
After playing DePaul are 2-1
After a loss are 7-3

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland City are 0-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Stags at Governors trends to consider:
Fairfield is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Fairfield is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Austin Peay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Fairfield home to Canisius, Friday, December 7
Austin Peay home to Oakland City, Wednesday, December 5