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Quinnipiac Bobcats visit Fairfield Stags in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Quinnipiac BobcatsFairfield Stags
15-8February 13, 2014, 08:30 | Webster Bank Arena5-20

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

The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 9-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Stags are 11-9 ATS. Quinnipiac is 10-6 against the total, while Fairfield is 9-11 versus the number.

View Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Fairfield Stags Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Fairfield sat as 4-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Stags rated this week at No. 247 and the Bobcats sitting at No. 38.

In their last action, Quinnipiac was an 83-78 winner at home against Marist. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Red Foxes were burned for 26 points by Umar Shannon on Monday as the Bobcats put another game in the win column, 83-78, at TD Bank Sports Center.

In their last action, Fairfield was a 77-75 loser on the road against Siena. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Fairfield got 18 points from Maurice Barrow but lost anyway, 77-75, to Siena on Monday at Times Union Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Fairfield's No. 251 nationally ranked offense (61.76 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 225 at 75.3 PPG. The Stags have been averaging 39.38% from the field, less than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.34% on average).

A few Bobcats at Stags trends to consider:
Quinnipiac is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Quinnipiac's last 6 games
Quinnipiac is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Quinnipiac's last 5 games on the road
Fairfield is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Fairfield is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Fairfield is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Fairfield is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Quinnipiac home to Saint Peter's, Sunday, February 16th
Fairfield at Rider, Saturday, February 15th