Check out our free Siena 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.
Siena vs Fairfield Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 1st Betting Odds
Saints vs Stags Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Siena Saints at Fairfield Stags
- Where: Fairfield at Leo D. Mahoney Arena
- Date: Sunday, January 1st
- Betting Odds: Siena +1, SIENA -104 | FAIR -119 O/U 132.0
The Siena Saints will be looking to pick up their 14th win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. On the road, the Saints will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 5-4. So far, the Saints have been the underdog 9 times, going 5-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Siena’s leading scorer this season is Javian McCollum who is averaging 17.92 points per contest. So far, McCollum has accounted for 23.02% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.08 rebounds per game and 4.08 assists. Jackson Stormo is the second leading scorer for the Saints, averaging 13.08 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 513rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Siena is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
The Fairfield Stags head into today’s game in what will be their 14th game of the season, posting a record of 6-7. Currently, the Stags have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Stags’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Fairfield has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3.
Supreme Cook comes into today’s game as the Stags’ leading scorer at 13.15 points per contest. Not only has Cook been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fairfield’s top rebounder at 8.31 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 12.77 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.9% of his shots and is adding 3.38 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 -1
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 -1 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 Saints’ defense. At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Stags to come out on top and cover.
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