Fairfield Stags vs Providence Friars Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fairfield Stags vs Providence Friars
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI
The Fairfield Stags (10-17 last season) are on their way to Dunkin Donuts Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Providence Friars (13-13 last year).
The Fairfield Stags faced the Iona Gaels and took a loss by a score of 60-51 in their last game. Fairfield ended having earned a 30.2% FG percentage (16 of 53) and buried 5 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Stags converted 14 of 19 shots for a percentage of 73.7%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 27 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 6 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In relation to defense, Fairfield let their opponent shoot 44.0% from the field on 22 of 50 shooting. Iona recorded 9 assists and had 5 steals in the game. In addition, Iona snagged 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Iona finished 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of 16 tries. They also made 4 out of their 16 attempts from distance. With respect to personal fouls, the Stags ended up with 18 and the Gaels racked up 16 personal fouls.
Jake Wojcik is a player who was important for the contest. He finished the contest at 25.0% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He played 37 minutes and collected 8 boards. He ended up with 13 points on 2 out of 8 shooting.
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Fairfield will play this contest after finishing with a mark of 10-17 last season. They averaged 61.8 points per outing (339th in the country) while shooting 39.8% from the field. The Stags shot 31.5% on three-point shots (163 of 517) and 69.6% from the free throw line. As a basketball team, Fairfield collected 35.1 boards per game and earned 271 assists throughout last season, which ranked 247th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They coughed up possession 12.9 times per game and as a team committed 17.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Stags forced 10.7 turnovers every game while drawing 18.8 fouls. They were ranked 220th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 330 surrendered last year. The Stags defensively gave up a field goal percentage of 43.7% (663 of 1,517) and they relinquished 34.3 rebounds per game as a team. They conceded 32.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they ranked 71st in college basketball in opponents points per game (66.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Providence Friars went home defeated by a final of 70-62 against the DePaul Blue Demons. The Friars were able to snag 22 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 34 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Blue Demons earned 24 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Friars to the charity stripe for a total of 29 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 51.7%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Providence knocked down 7 of 26 tries (26.9%). Overall, the Friars ended up shooting 20 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.1%. The Friars permitted the Blue Demons to bury 25 out of 54 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.3% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 25.0% from 3-point land by shooting 4 out of 16 and finished the contest at 16 out of 26 at the free throw line (61.5%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Providence allowed DePaul to grab 40 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Nate Watson was important for the Friars in this game. He knocked down 7 out of 12 for the matchup giving him a rate of 58.3%, and totaled 9 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for the contest.
Providence had a record of 13-13 last year. On the offensive side of the court, the Friars shot 43.0% from the floor, which was ranked 240th in college basketball. Providence accounted for 1,816 pts last year (69.8 per contest) and they collected 35.7 rebounds per contest. They dished out assists 13.5 times per game (150th in college basketball) and they turned the ball over 11.8 times per contest. The Friars were responsible for committing 17.0 fouls every game and they hit 70.0% from the charity stripe.
The Providence defense gave up 29.7% on shots from distance (154 of 518) and their opponents made 69.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They gave up 12.5 dimes and 36.4 rebounds per game, ranking them 137th and 248th in the country. The Friars on the defensive side of the court were 164th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 69.7. They were able to force 11.5 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (186th in D-1).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fairfield
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