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Rider vs Fairfield Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds
Broncs vs Stags Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Rider Broncs at Fairfield Stags
- Where: Fairfield at Leo D. Mahoney Arena
- Date: Sunday, January 29th
- Betting Odds: Rider +2.5, RIDER +119 | FAIR -148 O/U 130.5
The Rider Broncs will be looking to pick up their 20th win of the season and are in the middle of a 4 game win streak. So far, the Broncs have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 5-6. For the season, Rider has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Broncs being +2.5 point underdogs.
Rider will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Dwight Murray Jr. who is averaging 16.44 points per game for the Broncs. Jr. 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 Broncs’ offensive game plan is the play of Mervin James who has hit 48.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.16 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Rider this season, as they are currently ranked 307th 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 Broncs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.2%, placing them 357th in the NCAA.
Fairfield will take the floor against the Broncs with an overall record of 10-10. Currently, the Stags have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 5-3. The Stags’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Fairfield has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 6-5.
Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 13.0 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.6 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 12.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 36.6% of his shots and is adding 3.72 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 -2.5
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 -2.5 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 Broncs’ 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 -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Stags to come out on top and cover.