Who's Playing

Fairfield @ Niagara

Current Records: Fairfield 4-3; Niagara 3-4

What to Know

The Niagara Purple Eagles won both of their matches against the Fairfield Stags last season (68-51 and 81-61) and are aiming for the same result Sunday. Niagara and Fairfield will face off in an MAAC battle at 1 p.m. ET at Gallagher Center. The Purple Eagles are out to stop a four-game streak of losses at home.

Niagara came up short against the Monmouth Hawks this past Friday, falling 57-49.

Meanwhile, Fairfield didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Canisius Golden Griffins this past Friday, but they still walked away with a 74-68 victory.

Niagara is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Friday might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

The Purple Eagles are now 3-4 while the Stags sit at a mirror-image 4-3. Fairfield is 2-1 after wins this year, and Niagara is 2-1 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Gallagher Center -- Niagara, New York
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Purple Eagles are a 3.5-point favorite against the Stags, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Purple Eagles as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Fairfield have won eight out of their last 13 games against Niagara.

  • Dec 19, 2020 - Niagara 81 vs. Fairfield 61
  • Dec 18, 2020 - Niagara 68 vs. Fairfield 51
  • Feb 21, 2020 - Fairfield 61 vs. Niagara 60
  • Jan 03, 2020 - Niagara 75 vs. Fairfield 66
  • Feb 17, 2019 - Niagara 78 vs. Fairfield 73
  • Jan 07, 2019 - Fairfield 77 vs. Niagara 59
  • Mar 03, 2018 - Fairfield 90 vs. Niagara 77
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Niagara 95 vs. Fairfield 83
  • Jan 20, 2018 - Fairfield 104 vs. Niagara 85
  • Feb 26, 2017 - Fairfield 62 vs. Niagara 58
  • Feb 02, 2017 - Fairfield 81 vs. Niagara 61
  • Feb 20, 2016 - Fairfield 71 vs. Niagara 59
  • Jan 15, 2016 - Fairfield 73 vs. Niagara 68