Betting on today’s Stags and Red Foxes game? Catch the action at McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, as the Red Foxes hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 136.5 points, with Marist being favored by -1 at home against Fairfield.

FAIRFIELD STAGS VS MARIST RED FOXES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marist Red Foxes -1

This game will be played at McCann Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE MARIST RED FOXES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Red Foxes.
  • Not only will Marist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Fairfield Win on the Road?

As the Fairfield Stags prepare to face the Marist Red Foxes, they will be doing so as the underdog. So far this season, Fairfield has been the underdog in 11 games, going 5-6 in those matchups. On the road, the Stags have a record of 9-6, including a 2-1 mark in their last three games away from home.

Overall, Fairfield is 18-10 this season, and they have won three straight games. In their most recent game, the Stags defeated Siena by a score of 88-64. For the season, Fairfield has an average scoring margin of +1.1 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, Fairfield has gone 5-6 vs. the spread this season and they are 13-14 overall. On the road, the Stags have an ATS mark of 7-8 and their last 10 road ATS record is 6-4. In their last 5 games as the underdog, Fairfield is 4-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Fairfield games is 19-8 and the average over/under line in their games is 144.4. Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year. So far, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

Fairfield recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 88 points against Siena. This output exceeded their season average of 77 points per game. Jalen Leach is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.4. Meanwhile, Caleb Fields also brings a PPG average of 16 into the game.

In terms of defense, Fairfield is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Fairfield’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.

Will the Red Foxes Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Marist will look to bounce back from a 69-60 loss to Saint Peter’s last time out. The Red Foxes are 15-10 overall and 10-6 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

At home, Marist has gone 7-3 this season, compared to 8-7 on the road. They are 11-3 when favored and 4-7 as underdogs. For the year, their average scoring margin at home is +8.5.

Marist has an ATS record of 15-10 this season, including a mark of 6-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Foxes are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Marist’s games this season (131.8). So far, 22 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and their games this season have averaged 126.9 points.

Compared to their season average of 65.2 points per game, Marist struggled in their previous game. Against Saint Peter’s, the Red Foxes scored 60 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 33.3%. On the offensive front, the Red Foxes have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 237th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 123rd in terms of percentage and 236th in three-pointers made.

The Red Foxes’ defense is presently ranked 6th nationally, allowing an average of 61.7 points per contest. The Marist defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 69 points and allowed Saint Peter’s to connect on 6 threes.