The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and Fairfield Stags meet Tuesday in the college basketball MAAC Tournament First Round at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are averaging 61.7 points on 39 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Isiah Dasher is averaging 13.5 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Jaylen Murray is averaging 11.7 points and 2.3 assists. Corey Washington is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Jayden Saddler is dishing 2.1 assists. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.
The Fairfield Stags are averaging 65.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Supreme Cook is averaging 13.3 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Caleb Fields is averaging 11.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. TJ Long is the third double-digit scorer and Allan Jeanne-Rose is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Fairfield Stags are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Fairfield Stags are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.
The Peacocks are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games. The Stags are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The under is 15-7 in Peacocks last 22 overall. The over is 5-1 in Stags last 6 overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks are a bad team that's getting worse and losing their last 5 games by an average of 8.8 points. Saint Peter's loses in the underdog role by an average of 10.6 points. Fairfield beat Saint Peter's both times this season. I'll lay the bucket with the Stags, as Saint Peter's is in rough shape at the moment.