Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Stags and Saints. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Saints at MVP Arena in Albany, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The Stags come into this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 139.5 points.

FAIRFIELD STAGS VS SIENA SAINTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Siena Saints +4.5

This game will be played at MVP Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.

WHY BET THE SIENA SAINTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Saints.
  • Not only will Siena pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Taking a Look at the Stags Chances in Albany

Fairfield comes into today's game against Siena with a season record of 7-6. When playing away from home, the Stags have a 4-4 record this season, while going 2-2 at home. Fairfield has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 5-7. However, in their last five games, the team is 4-1 against the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Fairfield have had an average of 145.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.3 points. Their over/under record is 8-4-0. The Stags have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 141 points per game.

In their latest game, Fairfield offense put up 78 points against Le Moyne. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.7% and made 7 threes. The team's top scorer is Jalen Leach, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 13.8, while Jasper Floyd also maintains a PPG average of 11.5 leading up to the game.

At present, the Stags' defense is nationally ranked 132nd, allowing 71.0 points per game. So far, the Fairfield defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.3 times per game (584th).

Can the Saints Lock in a Home Win?

Siena is coming into their 14th game of the season with a record of 2-11. So far this season, all of the Saints' games have been played on the road. Examining Siena's ATS performance thus far, they enter today's game with a 4-9 ATS record. On the road, the Saints are 3-4 vs. the spread, while at home they are 1-5 ATS.

Siena's games have, on average, featured 136.6 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-7-1. Their average over/under line is currently 138.1 points so far. In their most recent three games, the Saints' over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 150 points per game.

Siena finished with 66 points in their game against Massachusetts. This total surpasses their season-average of 59.5 points per game. Offensively, the Saints have a season long field goal percentage of 39%, which is 390th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 403rd in percentage and 346th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Saints' defense is nationally ranked 245th, allowing 77.1 points per game. So far, the Siena defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 15.9 times per game (710th).