College Basketball Picks

Niagara vs Fairfield 12/5/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Fairfield Stags (4-3) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (3-4)
December 5, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles -4 / Fairfield Stags +4; Over/Under: +127
(Get latest betting odds)

The Fairfield Stags and Niagara Purple Eagles meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Gallagher Center. The Fairfield Stags look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Niagara Purple Eagles look to get back to a .500 record.

The Fairfield Stags are averaging 77.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jake Wojcik is averaging 12.2 points and 3.7 rebounds, while TJ Long is averaging 11.7 points and 2.9 rebounds. Taj Benning is the third double-digit scorer and Supreme Cook is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Fairfield Stags are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Fairfield Stags are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.

The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 64 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Marcus Hammond is averaging 18.7 points and 4.3 assists, while Jordan Cintron is averaging 9 points and 4.4 rebounds. Sam Iorio is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Noah Thomasson is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.7 rebounds per game.

The Stags are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Purple Eagles are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 54-25 in Stags last 79 overall. The under is 5-0 in Purple Eagles last 5 overall. The favorite is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

Both of these teams have had success against the number this season, so you can make a case for either side. However, the Niagara Purple Eagles have been more promising against better opponents, which includes giving Xavier and Ohio State a scare on the road. Niagara and its defense should be the difference here. I’ll lay the small number.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Niagara Purple Eagles -4

Need More? Get Premium Picks

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

Related Articles

Back to top button