Fairfield at Rider - 1/28/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Fairfield at Rider - 1/28/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Rider Broncs (6-12) vs Fairfield Stags (9-10)

Game Info: Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)

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The Fairfield Stags will travel to play the Rider Broncs in a MAAC game on Friday.

The Fairfield Stags are 9-10 (3-5) this season and have lost seven of their last eight games. Fairfield is coming off of a win against Marist by a score of 69-66 in their last game. Fairfield shot 42.9% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the victory. Jake Wojcik led the Stags with 17 points and 3 assists in the game. Fairfield is averaging 70.9 points per game and is giving up 66.7 points per game against, while also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Jake Wojcik is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game, while Taj Benning is averaging 11.3 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Stags. Fairfield is shooting 45% on field goals, 71% on free throws, and 34.4% on three pointers.

The Rider Broncs are 6-12 (2-6) this season and have lost four of their last five games. Rider defeated Niagara by a score of 70-67 in their last game. Rider trailed by 17 points at halftime but won the second half 45-25 for the win. Mervin James led the Broncs with 17 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Rider is averaging 66.7 points per game and is giving up 71 points per game against, while also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. Dwight Murray Jr. is averaging 12.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, while Dimencio Vaughn is averaging 12.6 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Broncs. Rider is shooting 39.1% on field goals, 74.6% on free throws, and 31% on three pointers.

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Fairfield is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 61-30 in Fairfield’s last 91 games. Rider is 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 7-1 in Rider’s last 8 home games. The road team is 20-7 ATS in these two teams last 27 head to head meetings.

This should be an entertaining game between two teams that are in the bottom half of the MAAC standings. Fairfield had lost seven games in a row, before defeating Marist in their last game. Rider is coming off of a win and has had a few games decided by one possession or overtime. Neither team is very good, but I am taking Rider at home with the points.

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