The No. 6 Maryland Terrapins (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they meet the Fairfield Stags (1-3) at Xfinity Center. Action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Fairfield Stags vs. Maryland Terrapins ATS Preview
The last time the Stags played, they fell to the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, 84-75. Fairfield’s Jesus Cruz recorded 17 points and five rebounds in the contest. Loyola Maryland had a free throw rate of 0.373 (above their season average of 0.213). Fairfield, on the other hand, held the Greyhounds to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.8 (below their season average of 23.3).
The Terrapins will look to keep it rolling after blowing out the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in their last matchup, 80-50. With 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting, Darryl Morsell was Maryland’s high scorer. Maryland dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.211 and a turnover percentage of 16.8. For those same stats, Oakland had marks of 0.115 and 24.5, respectively.
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Maryland ranks 303rd in possessions per game (66.4) and Fairfield is 258th (67.7) dating back to the 2018-19 season. Moreover, the Stags, who rank 255th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.3 percent), will battle against the Terrapins, who rank 56th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.7 percent).
Fairfield Stags vs. Maryland Terrapins Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Maryland, ATS Winner – Fairfield, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Stags rank 118th in steals per game (6.6) while the Terrapins rank 276th (4.7).
Maryland ranks 18th in rebounds per game (39.6) while Fairfield ranks 310th (31.7).
The Terrapins rank 13th in blocks per game (4.9) while the Stags rank 249th (2.2).
Fairfield ranks 21st in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while Maryland ranks 215th (23.3).