Check out our free Fairfield vs Siena pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Albany. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Fairfield vs Siena Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 22nd Betting Odds
Stags vs Saints Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fairfield Stags at Siena Saints
- Where: Albany at MVP Arena
- Date: Sunday, January 22nd
- Betting Odds: Fairfield +6.5, FAIR +228 | SIENA -292 O/U 135.0
The Fairfield will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 8-10. On the road, the Stags will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Stags have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 13.28 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.61 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 12.62 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.2% of his shots and is adding 3.75 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.
The Siena Saints head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 13-6. Currently, the Saints have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 6-1. The Saints’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Siena has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 7-2.
Siena’s leading scorer this season is Javian McCollum, who is averaging 16.53 points per contest. So far, McCollum has accounted for 20.88% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.29 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists. Jackson Stormo is the second leading scorer for the Saints, averaging 14.11 points per game. Between him and Stormo, they are accounting for 39.8% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Siena will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Saints are ranked 350th at 66.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 513th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Siena is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
Free Spread Prediction: Fairfield Stags +6.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Siena as the favorites with a line coming in at -6.5. 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 Siena at 6.76 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 Saints.
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