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NCAAB Game Preview - Broncs underdogs vs Stags at Fairfield

Rider BroncsFairfield Stags
March 3, 2:30 PM | MassMutual Center

Rider Broncs vs Fairfield Stags Odds

13-18TEAM RECORD17-13

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on MassMutual Center Saturday as host Fairfield looks to handle the Rider Broncs in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the MAAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (MassMutual Center).

The Stags sit at 17-13 (12-15 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Broncs are currently 13-18 (13-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Fairfield is 12-15 OU, and Rider is 15-10-1 OU.

View Rider vs Fairfield Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Stags in this one, they're listed as 7-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Stags at No. 122 and the Broncs at No. 246 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-65 result in favor of the Stags.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Fairfield's No. 236 nationally ranked offense (65.3 points per game) against a Broncs defense that sits as the No. 318 at 74.9 PPG. The Stags have been averaging 44.6% from the field, less than the Broncs have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rider owns the country's No. 301-rated mark, allowing 76.2 points per game on the highway. Fairfield, on the other hand, rates No. 292 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Rider was a 65-62 winner at home against Fairfield. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Broncs grabbed a 65-62 win over the Stags on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Novar Gadson at Alumni Gymnasium.

Fairfield was a 65-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rider. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Fairfield got 17 points from Rakim Sanders but lost anyway, 65-62, to Rider on Sunday at Alumni Gymnasium.

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Fairfield are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Rider are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Broncs at Stags trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Fairfield's last 8 games
Fairfield is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Fairfield is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Rider
Fairfield is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Rider