Quinnipiac vs Fairfield Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Fairfield Stags (12-17, 8-11 MAAC) aim to stop a three-game losing skid when hosting the Quinnipiac Bobcats (19-10, 10-8 MAAC) at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Leo D. Mahoney Arena. The game airs on ESPN3.

The Bobcats are currently modest 2.5-point favorites against the Stags. The over/under is 135.5 points for the game.

Quinnipiac vs. Fairfield Odds

Point Spread for Quinnipiac vs. Fairfield

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing Quinnipiac as the favorite.

Quinnipiac vs. Fairfield Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Quinnipiac has -136 odds to pick up the win, while Fairfield is listed at +114 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 135.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN3
  • Location: Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Arena: Leo D. Mahoney Arena

Quinnipiac vs. Fairfield Betting Trends

Quinnipiac has 13 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. The Bobcats have been victorious in 13, or 65%, of the 20 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Quinnipiac’s games this year have hit the over on 15 of 28 set point totals.

Fairfield has played 28 games, with 14 wins, against the spread. The Stags have been the underdog on the moneyline 14 total times this season. They’ve finished 3-11 in those games. Fairfield’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 42.9% of the time (12 out of 28 games with a set point total).

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Quinnipiac vs. Fairfield Key Players to Watch


Dezi Jones posts 12 points and 3.7 assists per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 3.6 rebounds, shooting 42.4% from the floor and 40.8% from beyond the arc with 1.8 made 3-pointers per contest. Luis Kortright puts up a team-best 3.9 assists per game. He is also averaging 10 points and 4.2 rebounds, shooting 38.2% from the floor. Paul Otieno paces his squad in rebounds per contest (7.1), and also posts 7.5 points and 0.6 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Matt Balanc is putting up 11.7 points, 0.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game.


Supreme Cook paces the Stags in scoring (12.8 points per game) and rebounding (8.7), and posts 0.7 assists. He also averages 0.3 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Caleb Fields is recording a team-high 2.3 assists per game. He’s also producing 11.5 points and 3.3 rebounds, making 36.2% of his shots from the floor, and 30.3% from beyond the arc resulting in 1.6 treys per game. The Stags receive 9.7 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists per game from Allan Jeanne-Rose. TJ Long gets the Stags 10.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Quinnipiac Bobcats

A total of 10 out of Quinnipiac’s 18 MAAC games this season have gone over the point total. This season, the Bobcats are posting 72.6 points per game (158th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 68.6 points per contest (133rd-ranked). Quinnipiac is top-25 this year in rebounding, ranking 18th-best in college basketball with 35.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 222nd with 31.7 rebounds allowed per contest.

The Bobcats average 75.2 points per game at home, compared to 71.5 points per game on the road, a difference of 3.7 points per contest. Quinnipiac is making 8.1 treys per game (100th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 35.8% shooting percentage (92nd-ranked) from downtown. The Bobcats are giving up 6.8 threes per game (126th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 31% (38th-ranked) from downtown.

The Bobcats have gone 5-5 in their last 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. Eight of Quinnipiac’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. Quinnipiac has seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 73.6 points per game in its last 10 outings, one point more than the 72.6 it has scored this year. Quinnipiac’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (74.3) is 5.7 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (68.6).

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What you need to know about the Fairfield Stags

In Fairfield’s 19 chances this season in MAAC action, the combined scoring has gone over the point total eight times. The Stags are the 21st-worst squad in the nation in points scored (64.4 per game) and 53rd in points conceded (65.3). On the glass, Fairfield is 223rd in the nation in rebounds (31.1 per game). It is 196th in rebounds conceded (31.4 per game).

At home, the Stags score 68.8 points per game. On the road, they average 60.5. Fairfield is 326th in the nation in 3-pointers made (5.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (28.7%). In 2022-23 the Stags are third-best in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (4.9 per game) and third-best in defensive 3-point percentage (28.1%).

The Stags have gone 3-7 in their last 10 contests, with a 3-6-1 record against the spread during that span. Five of Fairfield’s last 10 games have hit the over. Fairfield has played worse offensively in its last 10 games, tallying 63.8 points per contest, 0.6 fewer points its than season average of 64.4. The Stags have fared worse defensively in their last 10 games, allowing 67.8 points per contest, 2.5 more points their than season average of 65.3.

Quinnipiac vs. Fairfield Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Quinnipiac, and we project that Fairfield will cover the spread (Quinnipiac -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 135.5 points.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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