Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Fairfield Stags Free Prediction 01/15/20

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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks (5-8, 2-2 MAAC) will be at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard to challenge the Fairfield Stags (6-9, 2-2 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Fairfield Stags Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Stags defeated the Manhattan Jaspers, 68-60, while the Peacocks fell to the Canisius Golden Griffins, 72-68.

Fairfield played a nearly flawless contest. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 27.7) and a free throw rate of 0.615 (above their season average of 0.192). For those same stats, Manhattan was 6.5 and 0.157, respectively. Saint Peter’s, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (19.9 vs. 22.3). Landon Taliaferro was a key piece for Fairfield with 24 points. Meanwhile, Dallas Watson had a good outing for Saint Peter’s, recording 11 points.

This series was highly contested last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the last contest, the Peacocks won 62-52. The Peacocks’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Stags. Saint Peter’s had a rate of 40.0, while Fairfield posted a mark of 20.6. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Fairfield. Fairfield ranks 310th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.8 percent), while the pesky defense of Saint Peter’s forces the 57th-most turnovers in the country (22.7 percent). Furthermore, the Peacocks are among the NCAA’s elite on the offensive backboards, ranking ninth in offensive rebounding percentage (37.6 percent). The Stags, meanwhile, rank 50th at grabbing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 75.6 percent.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Fairfield Stags ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Fairfield, ATS Winner – Saint Peter’s, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Fairfield ranks 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Saint Peter’s ranks 151st (5.2).
  • The Peacocks rank 69th in steals per game (7.6) while the Stags rank 74th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
  • Fairfield ranks 241st in assists per game (10.1) while Saint Peter’s ranks 242nd (10.1).
  • The Stags rank 32nd in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while the Peacocks rank 91st (33.6).
  • Saint Peter’s ranks 48th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Fairfield ranks 104th (20.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Peacocks have outscored opponents by an average of 3.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Saint Peter’s has lost by an average of 1.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Stags have scored an average of 60.8 points per game (0.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 60.2 points per game (3.5 below their season average).