The New Hampshire Wildcats (2-9) will be at home in Lundholm Gym when they clash against the Fairfield Stags (2-9). Action starts at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.
Fairfield Stags vs. New Hampshire Wildcats Betting Odds
In their last contest, the Wildcats dismantled the Rivier Raiders, 108-54, while the Stags were blown out by the 24th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers, 90-57.
New Hampshire played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 54.5 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.699. Rivier put up marks of 16.7 and 0.375, respectively, for those same stats. Fairfield, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (15.8 vs. 16.5). New Hampshire’s Luke Rosinski had a solid performance, contributing 11 points and 10 rebounds. Fairfield, meanwhile, rallied around Jonathan Kasibabu, who had 14 points.
The Stags won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 78-68. Fairfield had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.549 vs. 0.391). New Hampshire, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.2 vs. 15.2). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.
Neftali Alvarez and Landon Taliaferro have played well over the last five games for Fairfield. Alvarez has averaged 0 points per game, while Taliaferro has recorded 0 points a game during that span.
It could be a tough game for Fairfield on the offensive glass. The Stags rank 326th in offensive rebounding percentage (23.2 percent), while New Hampshire ranks 16th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.2 percent).
Fairfield vs. New Hampshire Betting Pick
Pick: SU Winner – New Hampshire, O/U – Under
- New Hampshire ranks 96th in rebounds per game (37.3) while Fairfield ranks 237th (28.9).
- The Wildcats rank 22nd in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Stags rank 25th (5.1).
- The Wildcats rank 46th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Stags rank 145th (4.5).
- Fairfield ranks 46th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while New Hampshire ranks 116th (22.1).
- During their last five games, the Stags have scored an average of 68.4 points per game (3.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 76.6 points per game (1.3 below their season average).
- The Wildcats have outscored opponents by an average of 6.8 points in their last five games. On the season, New Hampshire has been defeated by an average of 5.7 points.