Check out our free Niagara 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.
Niagara vs Fairfield Pick & Preview: Friday, January 6th Betting Odds
Purple Eagles vs Stags Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Niagara Purple Eagles at Fairfield Stags
- Where: Fairfield at Leo D. Mahoney Arena
- Date: Friday, January 6th
- Betting Odds: Niagara +3, NIAGRA +132 | FAIR -162 O/U 122.5
Purple Eagles Preview:
Niagara will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 8-5. On the road, the Purple Eagles will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Purple Eagles have been the underdog 7 times, going 3-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Niagara will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Noah Thomasson who is averaging 17.62 points per game for the Purple Eagles. Thomasson 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 Purple Eagles’ offensive gameplan is the play of Aaron Gray who has hit 39.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.85 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Niagara this season, as they are currently ranked 315th in college basketball at 67.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Purple Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.5%, placing them 214th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Niagara, the Fairfield Stags will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 6-8. So far this season, Fairfield has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-2. The Stags’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Fairfield has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 4-4.
Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 12.93 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.21 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 12.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.3% of his shots and is adding 3.71 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 that 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 -3
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 -3 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 Purple Eagles’ defense. At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Stags to come out on top and cover.