The Siena Saints (10-10, 6-5 MAAC) will try to extend a nine-game home winning streak when they take on the Fairfield Stags (9-12, 5-5 MAAC) at Times Union Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 7, 2020.
Fairfield Stags vs. Siena Saints Betting Preview
The Stags barely escaped the Monmouth Hawks in their last contest, 55-53. With 13 points and 10 rebounds, Fairfield’s Wassef Methnani had a good game. Fairfield played a nearly flawless game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.311 (above their season average of 0.223) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.456 (below their season average of 0.459). For those same stats, Monmouth recorded marks of 0.119 and 0.336, respectively.
In the Saints’ previous outing, they were topped by the Saint Peter’s Peacocks, 85-80. With 17 points and nine rebounds, Manny Camper played well for Siena. Saint Peter’s did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (30-37; 81.1 percent). Siena, meanwhile, made 12 of their 25 three pointers (48.0 percent).
This is the first time these teams will clash this year. The Saints won both games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, Siena won 61-50. The Saints dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.125 and a turnover percentage of 16.0. The Stags were 0.020 and 25.6, respectively, for those same stats.
Fairfield Stags at Siena Saints Odds Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Siena, ATS Winner – Fairfield, O/U – Over
The Stags rank 25th in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while the Saints rank 39th (32.0).
Siena ranks 149th in assists per game (12.8) while Fairfield ranks 259th (9.7).
The Saints rank 216th in three pointers attempted per game (19.3) while the Stags rank 282nd (15.8).
Siena ranks 48th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Fairfield ranks 111th (6.4).
The Saints’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.6, up from 1.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Stags have scored an average of 58.8 points per game (1.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.2 points per game (1.0 above their season average).