Planning on watching today’s Stags and Purple Eagles game? Catch the action at Gallagher Center in Niagara Falls, NY, as the Purple Eagles hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Stags are the favored team in this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest against the Purple Eagles. The game’s over/under currently sits at 146.5 points.

FAIRFIELD STAGS VS NIAGARA PURPLE EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Niagara Purple Eagles +1.5

This game will be played at Gallagher Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.

WHY BET THE NIAGARA PURPLE EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Purple Eagles.
  • Not only will Niagara pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Fairfield Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After winning their last game against Marist by a score of 82-61, Fairfield has now won eight straight games. The Stags have gone 5-0 on the road over their last five games, and they are 5-4 on the road this season. Fairfield has a road scoring margin of +1.3 points per game.

So far this season, Fairfield has a record of 9-6. They have gone 3-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games, compared to their 6-5 non-conference record. The Stags have gone 5-1 in the six games in which they have been favored.

On the season, Fairfield has an ATS record of 7-7 and is 5-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Stags are 4-2 vs. the spread this year and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in Fairfield’s games this season (142.5). Their over/under record this year is 10-4 and over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points.

Fairfield’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Marist, finishing the game with a total of 82 points. Their season average is now 75.8 points per game. Caleb Fields led the scoring for the Stags, contributing 33 points. Additionally, Brycen Goodine chipped in with 14 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Fairfield defense is giving up an average of 70.2 points per contest. The Fairfield defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 61 points and allowed Marist to connect on 13 threes.

Can the Purple Eagles Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

After winning their last three games, Niagara is 6-8 on the season. They have gone 2-2 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play and 4-6 in non-conference action.

At home, the Purple Eagles are just 1-4 this season, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games at home. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of 9.4 points per game at home.

As the underdog this season, Niagara has an ATS record of 5-2 and an overall ATS mark of 8-5. At home, the Purple Eagles have gone just 1-4 vs. the spread this year and are 3-6 in their last 10 home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Niagara games is 9-3-1. The average over/under line in their games is 136.3 and their games have averaged 145.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games. This year, 12 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line of 146.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.

In their recent game, the Purple Eagles’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.6 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Braxton Bayless with 22 points. Ahmad Henderson II also added 14 points for the Purple Eagles.

The Purple Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 232nd nationally, allowing an average of 74.4 points per contest. In today’s game, the Niagara defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 73 points.