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Fairfield vs Quinnipiac Pick & Preview: Friday, February 3rd Betting Odds
Stags vs Bobcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fairfield Stags at Quinnipiac Bobcats
- Where: Hamden at M&T Bank Arena
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds: Fairfield +5, FAIR +184 | QUIN -231 O/U 136.5
The Fairfield Stags head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 10-11. So far, the Stags have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 5-7. For the season, Fairfield has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 3-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Stags being +5 point underdogs.
Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 13.14 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.67 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 12.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 35.7% of his shots and is adding 3.63 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.
Through 22 games, the Quinnipiac Bobcats have an overall record of 16-6. Currently, the Bobcats have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 8-3. The Bobcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Quinnipiac has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 11-3.
Quinnipiac’s leading scorer this season is Dezi Jones, who is averaging 11.91 points per contest. So far, Jones has accounted for 16.36% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.95 rebounds per game and 3.77 assists. Matt Balanc is the second leading scorer for the Bobcats, averaging 11.05 points per game. Between him and Balanc, they are accounting for 31.5% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Quinnipiac this season, as they are currently ranked 178th in college basketball at 71.8 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 Bobcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.5%, placing them 216th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Fairfield Stags +5
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Quinnipiac and Fairfield are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 8.9 and 7.61 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Fairfield Stags to cover as +5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Bobcats’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Quinnipiac. At +5 we like the chances of Fairfield covering the spread as underdogs.