The Fairfield Stags (4-5) will be at home in Alumni Hall when they clash with the Old Dominion Monarchs (7-3). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 137.5 points with Old Dominion opening as a 7-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Fairfield Stags Odds Preview
The last time the Monarchs played, they dismantled the Bowling Green Falcons, 88-46. Brandan Stith was the games high scorer with 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting. Old Dominion played a perfect game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.338 (above their season average of 0.189) and a turnover percentage of 6.0 (better than their season average of 13.8). Bowling Green was 0.095 and 18.2, respectively, for those same stats.
The Stags hope to maintain momentum after beating the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds in their last outing, 76-72. With 17 points on 6-for-18 shooting, Tyler Nelson was Fairfield’s high scorer. Fairfield’s 0.533 effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over LIU Brooklyn, who had a mark of 0.435. The Stags mark was above their season average of 0.485, while the Blackbirds was below their season average of 0.521.
Fairfield might have a difficult time finding the bottom of the net as they battle against one of the nations best defenses. Dating back to last season, Old Dominion ranks 27th in defensive efficiency while the Stags rank 273rd in offensive efficiency. Moreover, the Monarchs rank 11th in turnover percentage (17.1 percent), while the Stags rank 270th in opponents turnover percentage (17.8 percent).
Both of these teams have a tendency to finish over the O/U total. Games including Old Dominion have finished over 55.6 percent of the time, while 66.7 percent of Fairfield games have finished over. The Monarchs come into this game with a clear advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 7-3 SU and 5-4 ATS, while the Stags are 4-5 SU and 3-3 ATS.
B.J. Stith has been exceptional over the last five games for Old Dominion, averaging 15.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Fairfield Stags ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Old Dominion, ATS Winner – Old Dominion, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Monarchs rank 19th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while the Stags rank 110th (6.5).
- Old Dominion ranks 50th in assists per game (14.2) while Fairfield ranks 108th (14.5).
- Fairfield ranks 55th in three pointers attempted per game (25.2) while Old Dominion ranks 239th (16.3).
- The Monarchs average 38.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 64th in the nation. The Stags rank 222nd in rebounds allowed per game (38.1).
- Old Dominion ranks 19th in blocks per game (4.8) while Fairfield ranks 141st (2.8).