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NCAAB Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Stags at Fairfield

Yale BulldogsFairfield Stags
March 14, 7:00 PM | Webster Bank Arena

Yale Bulldogs vs Fairfield Stags Odds

19-9TEAM RECORD19-14

The Yale Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Stags in Fairfield at Webster Bank Arena on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 10-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Stags are 13-17 ATS. Yale is 5-13 on the totals; Fairfield is 13-17.

View Yale vs Fairfield Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Fairfield in this one will find them as 8.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Stags, most recently No. 117 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 89 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-69 victory for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Fairfield's No. 232-ranked scoring average of 65.3 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 105 and allowing 64.6 PPG. The Stags FG% has averaged 44.4% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (43.4% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Yale owns the country's No. 176-rated mark, allowing 69.6 points per game on the highway. Fairfield, on the other hand, rates No. 290 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Yale was a 68-47 loser on the road against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Yale was run off the court by the Quakers on Saturday as Pennsylvania routed them 68-47 at The Palestra.

In their last action, Fairfield was a 48-44 loser on the road against Loyola. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Fairfield suffered a 48-44 loss against Loyola on Monday, getting 12 points from Rakim Sanders in a losing effort at MassMutual Center.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Pennsylvania are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Loyola are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Stags trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Yale's last 5 games on the road
Yale is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Fairfield is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fairfield's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Fairfield's last 11 games
Fairfield is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games