Check out our free Fairfield vs Mount St. Mary’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Emmitsburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Fairfield vs Mount St. Mary’s Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Stags vs Mountaineers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fairfield Stags at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers
- Where: Emmitsburg at Knott Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Fairfield -2, FAIR -137 | MSTM +112 O/U 124.5
Fairfield heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-10. On the road, the Stags will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 4-7. So far, the Stags have been favored 10 times, going 5-5 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Fairfield as -2 point favorites.
Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 13.21 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.47 boards per contest. Behind Cook, the team has benefited from the strong play of Caleb Fields, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.53 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.5% of his shots and is adding 3.88 boards 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.
Mount St. Mary’s will take the floor against the Stags with an overall record of 7-13. Currently, the Mountaineers have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 3-5. So far, the Mountaineers have been the underdog 12 times, going 4-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Mount St. Mary’s’ leading scorer this season is Jalen Benjamin, who is averaging 14.28 points per contest. So far, Benjamin has accounted for 20.71% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 3.56 assists. Dakota Leffew is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, averaging 12.89 points per game. Between him and Leffew, they are accounting for 39.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Mount St. Mary’s this season, as they are currently ranked 354th in college basketball at 66.1 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 Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 220th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers +2
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Fairfield as the favorites with a line coming in at -2. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Fairfield at 7.61 made 3’s per game compared to Mount St. Mary’s at 5.93. Look for Mount St. Mary’s to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Stags.