Check out our free Canisius vs Fairfield pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fairfield. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Canisius vs Fairfield Pick & Preview: Friday, January 20th Betting Odds

Golden Griffins vs Stags Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Canisius Golden Griffins at Fairfield Stags
  • Where: Fairfield at Leo D. Mahoney Arena
  • Date: Friday, January 20th
  • Betting Odds: Canisius +4.5, CANS +166 | FAIR -205 O/U 131.0

Golden Griffins Preview:

Canisius will take the floor against the Stags with an overall record of 5-12. So far, the Golden Griffins have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 2-7. For the season, Canisius has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 4-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Griffins being +4.5 point underdogs.

Canisius’ leading scorer this season is Tahj Staveskie, who is averaging 12.06 points per contest. So far, Staveskie has accounted for 17.39% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 2.71 assists. Jamir Moultrie is the second leading scorer for the Golden Griffins, averaging 10.71 points per game. Between him and Moultrie, they are accounting for 32.8% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Canisius this season, as they are currently ranked 284th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Griffins’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 440th in the NCAA.

Stags Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Canisius, the Fairfield Stags will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 7-10. Currently, the Stags have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. The Stags’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Fairfield has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 4-5.

Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 13.18 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.41 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of Caleb Fields, as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Stags’ will be without their 2nd leading scorer at Caleb Fields points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Fairfield this season, as they are currently ranked 303rd in college basketball at 67.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Stags’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 245th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Fairfield Stags -4.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Fairfield Stags to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although Fairfield as a team is just 265th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Griffins’ defense. In addition, the Stags have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 7-3 (last 10). At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Stags to come out on top and cover.

 


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