Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Stags and Bobcats. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPNU, and it’s hosted by the Bobcats at M&T Bank Arena in Hamden, CT. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference game currently have Quinnipiac as the -3 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 158.5 points.

FAIRFIELD STAGS VS QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Quinnipiac Bobcats -3

This game will be played at M&T Bank Arena at 9:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.

WHY BET THE QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Not only will Quinnipiac pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Stags Pull Off a Road Win?

Even though Fairfield is the underdog in this game, they have been excellent on the road this season. They have gone 8-6 away from home, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.9 points per game.

Over the last ten games, the Stags have been even better, going 8-2 on the road. In their most recent game, they won 94-80 against Mount St. Mary’s.

When looking at Fairfield’s overall ATS record this season, they are currently 11-14. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-8. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Stags have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Fairfield games is 17-8 and today’s line of 158.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Fairfield’s offense scored 94 points against Mount St. Mary’s. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.1%, and they went 2/5 from the free-throw line. Leading Fairfield in scoring vs. Mount St. Mary’s was Caleb Fields with his 26 points. Brycen Goodine also added 20 points for the Stags.

At this time, the Stags’ defense is positioned 156th in the country, permitting 71.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.7 threes per game vs. Quinnipiac. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.3%.

Can the Bobcats Please their Home Crowd?

Quinnipiac enters this game as the favorite, and they have been favored in 17 of their 25 games this season. They have gone 15-2 in those games, and they are 10-2 at home this year. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2.

The Bobcats are coming off a 80-66 loss to Niagara, and they have lost two straight games. So far this year, they are 19-6, and they have gone 11-3 in conference play. In non-conference games, they have gone 8-3.

Quinnipiac has an overall ATS record of 14-10 this season and they are 10-7 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bobcats have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. At home this season, Quinnipiac has an ATS mark of 7-5 and they are 7-3 vs. the spread over their last 10 home games.

Quinnipiac’s over/under record for the season is 9-15, and today’s line of 158.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.6). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 159 points, and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Quinnipiac offense tallied 66 points in a matchup against Niagara. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.6%, and they made 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Matt Balanc, who is averaging 18.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Amarri Tice also maintains a PPG average of 12.8 heading into game.

In terms of defense, Quinnipiac is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.5 points per game. Against Niagara in their most recent game, the Quinnipiac defense gave up a total of 80 points while allowing Niagara to hit 40% of their shots.