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Providence Fairfield Betting Preview

Fairfield StagsProvidence Friars
1-5November 29, 2013, 12:30 | Dunkin Donuts Center6-1

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Providence and Fairfield on Friday, with the host Friars trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Friars are 6-1 so far on the season, and 4-2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Stags, meanwhile, are 1-5 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Providence go 1-6 and the Stags go 0-2 on the totals.

View Fairfield Stags vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 18-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 Friars sit at No. 11 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Stags sit at No. 219 on the same chart.

Last time out for Fairfield, they were a 68-47 loser as they battled Richmond on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Richmond cruised to victory on Sunday, running Fairfield out of the gym and running up a 68-47 score at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Providence was a 56-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Maryland. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Friars endured a 56-52 loss at the hands of the Terrapins on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Bryce Cotton at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Providence's No. 172-ranked offense, averaging 72.57 PPG, against a Stags defense that ranks No. 33 at 63 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 41.09% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.79% per game.

Next up:
Fairfield at Quinnipiac, Friday, December 6th
Providence at Kentucky, Sunday, December 1st