Marist Red Foxes vs. Fairfield Stags ATS Prediction 01/08/20

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Marist Red Foxes (1-11, 0-3 MAAC) visit Fairfield to take on the Stags (5-8, 1-1 MAAC). The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Marist Red Foxes at Fairfield Stags ATS Odds

In their last game, the Stags defeated the Canisius Golden Griffins, 46-42, while the Red Foxes were blown out by the Saint Peter’s Peacocks, 66-40.

The Stags held the Golden Griffins to an effective field goal percentage of 0.316 (below their season average of 0.498) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.6 (below their season average of 30.5). Marist, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.289 (above their season average of 0.142). Vincent Eze had a solid performance for Fairfield, putting up 10 points and seven rebounds. Matt Herasme played a pivotal role for Marist with 10 points and seven rebounds.

The Stags dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, Fairfield won 59-44. Fairfield’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Marist. The Stags had a rate of 0.559 while the Red Foxes posted a mark of 0.357. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams square off. Fairfield currently ranks 325th in possessions per game (66.0) and Marist is 334th (65.5).

Marist at Fairfield Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Fairfield, ATS Winner – Marist, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Fairfield ranks 43rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while Marist ranks 191st (36.6).
  • The Stags rank 235th in assists per game (10.2) while the Red Foxes rank 244th (8.5).
  • The Red Foxes rank 189th in three pointers attempted per game (20.5) while the Stags rank 260th (17.6).
  • Marist ranks sixth in blocks allowed per game (2.0) while Fairfield ranks 52nd (2.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Red Foxes have scored an average of 52.8 points per game (2.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (3.1 above their season average).
  • The Stags have outscored opponents by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. For the season, Fairfield has lost by an average of 2.8 points.