The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are off to a disappointing 8-17 start to the season, tenth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic, and are coming off a loss against Siena Saints (72-65) in their previous outing.
Despite Dakota Leffew’s 20-point performance, the team fell short by seven points. They will now take on the Fairfield Stags, who are on a 10-14 start to the season, seventh in the same division, but are on a four-game losing streak. The Rider Broncs defeated them 58-57 in the tightly contested encounter. Supreme Cook had a 16-point effort in the game but other players failed to make a significant impact.
The Stags will now host this game at the Leo D. Mahoney Arena on Sunday (February 12) where they will look to end their losing streak. On the other hand, the Mountaineers will be looking to end their losing start.
Mount St Mary’s Mountaineers vs Fairfield Stags: Betting Odds
|Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers||+195||+5.5 (-110)||O 125.5 (-110)|
|Fairfield Stags||-235||-5.5 (-110)||U 125.5 (-110)|
The Mountaineers have struggled so far this season with abysmal performances. Their conference record stands at 4-10 whereas their away record is also a poor 5-9. The team is way below average, scoring only 62.3 points per game, which ranks 349th in the country along with 29.8 offensive rebounds while conceding 66.0 points per game, which ranks 73rd in the country.
The Fairfield Stags are still better than the Mountaineers as their conference record is decent at 6-8 whereas their home record is 5-5. The team is also way below the average mark in offense, scoring 63.8 points per game, which ranks 342nd in the nation, along with 31.4 offensive rebounds while conceding 64.5 points per game, which ranks 46th in the nation.
Mount St Mary’s Mountaineers vs Fairfield Stags: Match Details
Fixture: Mount St Mary’s Mountaineers @ Fairfield Stags
Date & Time: Sunday, February 12, 2:00 p.m ET
Venue: Leo D. Mahoney Arena, Fairfield, Connecticut
Mount St Mary’s Mountaineers vs Fairfield Stags: Prediction
The Stags are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team that has a winning percentage of below 400. They are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after an against-the-spread win. The two teams have only met one time and that was last month when Fairfield won 63-50. They are having a better conference record and are hosting this game which definitely gives them an upper hand. Expect a decent fight between the two teams.