Check out our free Fairfield vs Saint Peter’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Jersey City. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Fairfield vs Saint Peter’s Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 15th Betting Odds
Stags vs Peacocks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fairfield Stags at Saint Peter’s Peacocks
- Where: Jersey City at Yanitelli Center
- Date: Sunday, January 15th
- Betting Odds: Fairfield +2.5, FAIR +121 | STPETE -149 O/U 123.0
Through 16 games, the Fairfield Stags have an overall record of 6-10. So far, the Stags have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 2-7. For the season, Fairfield has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 1-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Stags being +2.5 point underdogs.
Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 13.25 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.44 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.
Saint Peter’s heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-10. So far this season, Saint Peter’s has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Peacocks as the -2.5 point favorites. The Peacocks have been favored 8 times, going 5-3 straight up.
Saint Peter’s will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isiah Dasher who is averaging 14.12 points per game for the Peacocks. Dasher is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Peacocks’ offensive game plan is the play of Jaylen Murray who has hit 39.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.5 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Peter’s this season, as they are currently ranked 339th in college basketball at 66.9 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 Peacocks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.3%, placing them 165th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Fairfield Stags +2.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Saint Peter’s as the favorites with a line coming in at -2.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Fairfield Stags to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Saint Peter’s at 5.87 made 3’s per game compared to Fairfield at 7.61. Look for Fairfield to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Peacocks.
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