Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Peacocks versus the Stags? Tip off is at at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 128.5 points, and Fairfield is favored to win by -2 at home vs. Saint Peter’s.

SAINT PETER’S PEACOCKS VS FAIRFIELD STAGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fairfield Stags -2

This game will be played at Boardwalk Hall at 7:30 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE FAIRFIELD STAGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Stags.
  • Not only will Fairfield pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 128.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Saint Peter’s Have A Chance at Boardwalk Hall?

After winning their third straight game, Saint Peter’s is now 16-13 overall and 15-8 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. On the road this season, the Peacocks have gone 11-8, and they have a scoring differential of -0.2 points per game.

So far, Saint Peter’s has been the underdog 16 times, and they have a record of 7-9 in those games. In their last 10 games away from home, the Peacocks have gone 6-4, and they are 4-1 in their last five road games.

As the underdog this season, Saint Peter’s has gone 10-6 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 13-6 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, the Peacocks have gone 2-1 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 128.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Saint Peter’s games this season (131.1). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points, which is lower than their season average of 128.

The Saint Peter’s offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 62 points versus Quinnipiac. During the game, they attempted 17 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 38.9%. The top scorer for the Peacocks was Mouhamed Sow with 15 points, while Corey Washington also added 13 to the scoreboard.

At present, the Peacocks’ defense is nationally ranked 13th, allowing 63.3 points per game. Saint Peter’s’ three-point defense is currently 22nd in the country at 5.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. Saint Peter’s.

Pressure Builds for Fairfield as Home Favorites

At home this season, Fairfield has gone 12-4 compared to 10-7 on the road. They are currently on a six-game winning streak at home and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, the Stags are 20-11 this season, and they have gone 17-5 when favored. They have won five straight games and are coming off a 65-61 win over Marist.

As the favorite, Fairfield has gone 11-11 vs. the spread this season and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Stags have an ATS mark of 8-8 this year and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.

On the season, the over/under record in Fairfield games is 20-13, and today’s line of 128.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Fairfield offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against Marist. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39%, and they made 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jalen Leach, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.5, while Caleb Fields also carries a PPG average of 16.4 into the game.

At present, the Stags’ defense is nationally ranked 122nd, allowing 70.4 points per game. So far, the Fairfield defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (451st).