Quinnipiac Bobcats at Fairfield Stags Betting Odds

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MAAC foes will battle when the Fairfield Stags (11-15, 6-9 MAAC) go head-to-head with the Quinnipiac Bobcats (10-17, 7-8 MAAC) at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Fairfield Stags Betting Preview

In the Bobcats last game, they edged the Manhattan Jaspers, 71-70. Cameron Young led Quinnipiac in scoring with 27 points on 7-for-13 shooting. The Bobcats knocked down 19 of their 24 free throws (79.2 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.531 (above their season average of 0.500). The Stags hope to maintain momentum after defeating the Marist Red Foxes in their last outing, 83-79. With 29 points on 10-for-18 shooting, Tyler Nelson was the top scorer from either team. Fairfield’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Marist. The Stags had a rate of 9.9 (better than their season average of 16.4), while the Red Foxes posted a mark of 16.3. This game should be a showdown of contrasting styles. Fairfield prefers an up-and-down style of play (44th in possessions per game), while Quinnipiac likes to grind-it-out (239th in possessions per game). Young has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Quinnipiac, averaging 20.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game. These teams have already met once this season. The Bobcats won 75-70. Quinnipiac made 10 of its 25 three pointers (40.0 percent). Fairfield, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (18.9 vs. 25.1). In the loss, Jesus Cruz recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Fairfield Stags ATS Prediction

Pick: SU Winner – Fairfield, ATS Winner – Fairfield, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Stags average 6.3 steals per game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. The Bobcats rank 140th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
  • Fairfield averages 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 82nd in the NCAA. Quinnipiac ranks 232nd in assists allowed per game (15.5).
  • The Bobcats rank 21st in three pointers attempted per game (27.0) while the Stags rank 152nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).
  • Quinnipiac ranks 181st in rebounds allowed per game (35.7) while Fairfield ranks 249th (37.9).

Betting Trends:

  • The Stags average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.4, down from 2.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 70.4 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.4 points per game (2.2 above their season average).