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Rider Broncs visit Fairfield Stags in college basketball clash

Rider BroncsFairfield Stags
12-12February 15, 2014, 04:00 | Webster Bank Arena5-21

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Fairfield vs Rider battle Saturday at Webster Bank Arena as the Stags look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Stags sit at 5-21 (11-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Broncs are currently 12-12 (7-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Fairfield is 10-11 OU, and Rider is 13-7 OU.

View Rider Broncs vs Fairfield Stags Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 1-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 Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Stags at No. 247 and the Broncs at No. 148 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Rider was an 86-69 loser at home against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Anthony Myles scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncs to a win (they lost 86-69 to Manhattan at Alumni Gymnasium on Thursday).

In their last action, Fairfield was an 80-72 loser at home against Quinnipiac. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Fairfield suffered an 80-72 loss against Quinnipiac on Thursday, getting 21 points from Maurice Barrow in a losing effort at Webster Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Fairfield's No. 251-ranked scoring average of 62.15 PPG, against a Broncs defense rated No. 233 and allowing 76.38 PPG. The Stags FG% has averaged 39.36% to date this season, less than the Broncs shooters have managed so far (44.19% per game).

A few Broncs at Stags trends to consider:
Rider is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rider's last 8 games
Rider is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rider's last 5 games on the road
Fairfield is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Fairfield is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Fairfield's last 5 games
Fairfield is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Rider home to Iona, Friday, February 21st
Fairfield at Niagara, Thursday, February 20th