Check out our free Mount St. Mary’s 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.
Mount St. Mary’s vs Fairfield Pick & Preview: Sunday, February 12th Betting Odds
Mountaineers vs Stags Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at Fairfield Stags
- Where: Fairfield at Leo D. Mahoney Arena
- Date: Sunday, February 12th
- Betting Odds: Mount St. Mary’s +6, MSTM +212 | FAIR -271 O/U 125.5
Through 25 games, the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers have an overall record of 8-17. On the road, the Mountaineers will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 5-9. So far, the Mountaineers have been the underdog 16 times, going 5-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Mount St. Mary’s’ leading scorer this season is Jalen Benjamin, who is averaging 14.61 points per contest. So far, Benjamin has accounted for 21.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 3.74 assists. Dakota Leffew is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, averaging 12.91 points per game. Between him and Leffew, they are accounting for 40.6% 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.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Fairfield Stags are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 10-14. Currently, the Stags have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 5-5. The Stags’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Fairfield has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 6-6.
Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 13.08 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.17 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 11.27 points per game. Overall, he has hit 34.5% of his shots and is adding 3.55 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Fairfield Stags -6
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 -6 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 Mountaineers’ defense. In addition, the Stags have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 8-2 (last 10). At -6 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Stags to come out on top and cover.