Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Stags and Knights. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on YES, and it's hosted by the Knights at Rothman Center in Teaneck, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! In this non-conference matchup, the Stags are the betting favorite against the Knights. The over/under for the game is 157 points.

FAIRFIELD STAGS VS FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +1.5

This game will be played at Rothman Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Knights.
  • Not only will Fairleigh Dickinson pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Stags Grab a Win in Teaneck?

Fairfield enters their 12th game of the season with a 5-6 overall record. In away games, the Stags have a 3-4 record, while they are 0-2 at home. As we analyze Fairfield's performance against the spread, they have a current ATS record of 3-6 heading into today's game. However, when focusing on their most recent five games, they have a solid 4-1 record vs. the spread.

In 11 games, Fairfield comes in with an over/under mark of 6-3-0, with their games averaging 147 points per game. In their most recent three games, the Stags' over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 127 points per game.

In their recent game, the Stags' offense concluded with 67 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 72 points per contest. The top scorer for the Stags was Jalen Leach with 15 points, while Jasper Floyd also added 10 to the scoreboard.

On the defensive side, Fairfield is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.6 points per game. In today's game, the Fairfield 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 57 points.

Will the Fairleigh Dickinson Defense Show Up at Home?

Fairleigh Dickinson will be playing their 13th game this season, and currently have a 6-6 record. In their last ten home games, Fairleigh Dickinson has a 7-3 record, which includes games from last year. At the moment, Fairleigh Dickinson has a winning ATS record of 5-4. In their last five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Fairleigh Dickinson's games have averaged 158 points per game with the average over/under line being 151.6 points. In their most recent three games, the Knights' over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 82.6 points per game, Fairleigh Dickinson struggled in their previous game. Against Manhattan, the Knights scored 76 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.8%. The Fairleigh Dickinson offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 27.9 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

Currently, the Knights' defense holds the 274th rank in the nation, allowing 80.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. Manhattan, the Jaspers finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 71 points vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.