Fairfield Stags (1-6) at Niagara Purple Eagles (1-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Gallagher Center)
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: 124 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Fairfield Stags and Niagara Purple Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Gallagher Center.
The Fairfield Stags need a win here to rebound from a rough 1-6 record. The Fairfield Stags are averaging 58.2 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Taj Benning is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while Jesus Cruz is averaging 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Caleb Green is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Leach is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Fairfield Stags are shooting 26.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Fairfield Stags are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The Niagara Purple Eagles look for another win to build on their 1-3 record. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 49.3 points on 31 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Marcus Hammond is averaging 10 points and 6.3 rebounds while Kobi Nwandu is averaging nine points and three assists. Justin Roberts is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Nicholas Kratholm is grabbing four rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 25.7 percent from beyond the arc and 54.5 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 25.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game.
The Stags are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Purple Eagles are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 42-11 in Stags last 53 overall. The under is 19-6-1 in Purple Eagles last 26 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Fairfield Stags have yet to find their offensive rhythm through seven games, and they just got destroyed yesterday against Niagara. The Niagara Purple Eagles have covered each of the last four meetings against Fairfield and they're coming off a 17-point win where they held the Stags to just 28 percent shooting from the field. Not sure much needs to be said here. I'll lay the chalk with the Niagara Purple Eagles.