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Rider Broncs vs. Fairfield Stags - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fairfield Stags (7-7) at Rider Broncs (4-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)

The Line: Rider Broncs -3 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Fairfield Stags will travel to play the Rider Broncs in a MAAC game on Saturday.

The Rider Broncs are 4-11 (0-4) and are coming off of a loss to Iona by a score of 67-58. Rider was tied at halftime but let the close game slip away in the second half. Xavier Lundy had 18 points and 9 rebounds for Rider. Kahlil Thomas added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Broncs. Rider was out rebounded by a total of 39-37 and had 14 assists in their defeat. Rider is averaging 64.2 points per game while giving up 67.6 points per game. Rider is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 12.1 points per game and 4.3 assists per game, while Xavier Lundy is averaging 11.1 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. Rider is shooting 67.1% on free throws, 33% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.

Rider Broncs vs. Fairfield Stags - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Fairfield Stags are 7-7 (1-3) and are coming off of a loss to Siena by score of 91-76. Fairfield never led in this game and watched as their opponent pulled away in the second half. Marcus Gilbert had 24 points and 5 rebounds for Fairfield. Tyler Nelson added 17 points and 3 rebounds for the Stags. Fairfield was out rebounded by a total of 50-28 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Fairfield is averaging 80.1 points per game while giving up 82.1 points per game. Fairfield is also averaging 35.1 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 19.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game, while Tyler Nelson is averaging 14.7 points per game and 3.4 assists per game. Fairfield is shooting 72.3% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 45.5% on all field goal attempts.

Fairfield is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. Fairfield is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The over is 8-1 in Fairfield’s last 9 games. Rider is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. Rider is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 5-2 in Rider’s last 7 Saturday games.

Rider has yet to win a conference game and will look to change that in this game. Fairfield has also struggled to start conference play and will be on the road in this one. Rider plays at a much slower pace than Fairfield, so it will be crucial for them to control the tempo. I am picking Fairfield in this game.

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Fairfield Stags +3

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