Siena Saints (8-5) vs. Fairfield Stags (6-7)
January 1, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Fairfield Stags -1 / Siena Saints +1; Over/Under: +131
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The Siena Saints and Fairfield Stags meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Leo D. Mahoney Arena. The Siena Saints look for their ninth win. The Fairfield Stags look to get back to a .500 record.
The Siena Saints are averaging 71.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Javian McCollum is averaging 17.9 points and 4.1 assists, while Jackson Stormo is averaging 13.1 points and 6 rebounds. Andrew Platek is the third double-digit scorer and Jayce Johnson is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Fairfield Stags are averaging 65.1 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Supreme Cook is averaging 13.2 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Caleb Fields is averaging 12.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. TJ Long is dishing 1.2 assists and Brycen Goodine is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Fairfield Stags are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Fairfield Stags are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Saints are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. The Stags are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The over is 10-4 in Saints last 14 overall. The under is 5-2 in Stags last 7 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Toss up game, I’m usually going to give the edge to the home team. The Siena Saints may be the more talented side, but they’ve been shaky at best defensively. The Fairfield Stags are the more balanced team overall, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 12.2 points and allow 37.2 percent shooting from the field. The home team has covered 8 of the last 11 meetings. Give me Fairfield in this near pick em spot.