Fairfield Stags travel to the Gallagher Center to take the Niagara Purple Eagles. Fairfield enters this game in a two-game winning streak, most recently defeating Wagner on Route 66-54 to improve his record for the season to 4-7. Niagara lost four games in a row, and not one of them was particularly close. Last time, the Eagles dominated Syracuse, losing the game 71-57 and dropping to 2-9 in the season.

Fairfield Stags (4-7, 9-2 ATS)

Fairfield plays in a slow manner, gaining an average of just 61.5 points per game to take 335th place in the NCAA while shooting 41.5% from the field and 33% from the line with three points. Fairfield led by a backyard duo led by Jesus Cruz and Landon Taliaferro. Cruz averaged 14.6 points per game, adding 4.7 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Taliaferro leads in team performance with 15.9 points per game, while he shoots an impressive 44% from behind the arc, despite 7.5 triples per game.

Fairfield’s strength this season is their defense, where they give 64.5 points per game and occupy 82nd place in the country, allowing opponents to shoot 42.7% from the field and 34.2% from the three-point line. Niagara was absolutely terrible in defense, allowing opponents to score 79.5 points per game to take 336 places in the country. Teams shot 48.8% from the field and 37.8% from the three-point line, both of which are at the bottom of the NCAA.

Niagara Purple Eagles (2-9, 6-5 ATS)

Niagara fought for the offensive and scored an average of 66.9 points per game, which puts them in 294th place in the country in terms of the number of attacks this season. Niagara shot 42.3% from the field and 31.4% from three. The leader in performance in Niagara, senior defender James Townes, who scores an average of 14.7 points per game, adding 2.1 assists per game.

Betting Trend Statistic

Fairfield Stags

  • Under is 5-0 in Stags last 5 games as a road favorite
  • Under is 4-0 in Stags last 4 Friday games
  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games
  • Under is 8-1 in Stags last 9 vs. a team with a losing straight up record
  • Under is 6-1 in Stags last 7 games following a straight-up win

Niagara Purple Eagles

  • Over is 9-1-1 in Purple Eagles’ last 11 games as a home underdog
  • Over is 4-1 in Purple Eagles last 5 overall
  • Over is 4-1 in Purple Eagles last 5 games as an underdog
  • 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games as a home underdog
  • 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win.

Head to Head

DateVisitorHome
02/17/2019Niagara Purple Eagles78@Fairfield Stags73
01/07/2019Fairfield Stags77@Niagara Purple Eagles59
03/03/2018Niagara Purple Eagles77@Fairfield Stags90
02/10/2018Niagara Purple Eagles95@Fairfield Stags83
01/20/2018Fairfield Stags104@Niagara Purple Eagles85
02/26/2017Niagara Purple Eagles58@Fairfield Stags62
02/02/2017Fairfield Stags81@Niagara Purple Eagles61
02/20/2016Niagara Purple Eagles59@Fairfield Stags81
01/15/2016Fairfield Stags73@Niagara Purple Eagles68
03/01/2015Niagara Purple Eagles57@Fairfield Stags56

Fairfield Stags vs Niagara Purple Eagles Prediction

The Fairfield Deers were one of the college’s best basketball teams to bet on 9-2 ATS of the season. Niagara showed solidity with 6-5 records, but has not yet become a favorite this season, and for the most part in each game were double-digit outsiders. Fairfield Defense will allow them to hit the road and win this game. Forecasting the final score, Fairfield wins the game and covers the spread with a 68-60 final score.

Computer Picks

  • Against the Spread Pick: FAIRF -2.0 Point Spread -110
  • Over Under Pick: Over 129.5 Game Totals
  • Computer predicted score FAIRF vs NIAGR: 62.8 : 67.6