Fairfield Stags vs. Rider Broncs - 12/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (1-6) at Fairfield Stags (3-4)
College Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
The Line: Fairfield Stags +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rider Broncs will travel to play the Fairfield Stags in a MAAC game on Friday night.
The Fairfield Stags are 3-4 and are coming off of a loss to Iona by a score of 101-77. Fairfield allowed 54 second half points, which led to the blowout loss. Curtis Cobb led Fairfield with 16 points in this game. Matija Milin added 13 points and 6 rebounds for Fairfield. Fairfield was out rebounded by a total of 43-38 and had 18 assists in their defeat. Fairfield is averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 82.3 points per game. Fairfield is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 18.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for Fairfield. Gilbert is questionable to play in this game due to injury. Tyler Nelson is averaging 12 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for Fairfield. Fairfield is shooting 73% on free throws, 34.5% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Rider Broncs are 1-6 and are coming off of a loss to St. Peter’s by a score of 73-61. Rider gave up a 9-0 run in the second half that put the game out of reach. Teddy Okereafor led Rider with 17 points, while adding 4 rebounds. Jimmie Taylor added 11 points and 7 rebounds for Rider. Rider was out rebounded by a total of 37-26 and had 13 assists in their defeat. Rider is averaging 58.7 points per game while giving up 67.1 points per game. Rider is also averaging 31.7 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Xavier Lundy leads Rider with 9.6 points per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 8.4 points per game and 3.9 assists per game. Rider is shooting 65.8% on free throws, 30% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
Rider is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. Rider is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The under is 8-1 in Rider’s last 9 road games. Fairfield is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 5-0 in Fairfield’s last 5 games. The under is 7-3 in these two teams last 10 meetings.
Rider has started this season playing very poorly and has one of the lowest scoring offenses in the country. Fairfield has been a little bit better, but may be missing one of their best players. Even without Gilbert, Fairfield should be able to get the win here.