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Fairfield Stags @ Canisius Golden Griffins

Current Records: Fairfield 9-7, Canisius 7-8

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We've got another exciting MAAC matchup on schedule as the Fairfield Stags and the Canisius Golden Griffins are set to tip at 1:00 p.m. ET on January 14th at Koessler Athletic Center. Coming off a loss in a game Fairfield was expected to win, they now face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

Fairfield unfortunately witnessed the end of their eight-game winning streak on Friday. Things couldn't have gone much worse for them as they lost 96-72 to the Purple Eagles. Fairfield has not had much luck with Niagara recently, as the team's come up short the last two times they've met.

Meanwhile, Canisius finally caught a break after four consecutive losses. They secured a 67-63 W over the Saints on Friday.

The Stags' loss ended a five-game streak of away wins and brought them to 9-7. As for the Golden Griffins, their victory bumped their record up to 7-8.

Fans should be in for an exciting game on Sunday as the two teams are among the highest scoring teams in the league right now. Fairfield hasn't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 75.6 points per game. However, it's not like Canisius struggles in that department as they've been averaging 75.7 points per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run the score up higher.

Fairfield came up short against Canisius in their previous matchup back in February of 2023, falling 64-51. Can Fairfield avenge their defeat or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 146.5 points.

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Series History

Fairfield has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Canisius.

  • Feb 26, 2023 - Canisius 64 vs. Fairfield 51
  • Jan 20, 2023 - Fairfield 67 vs. Canisius 58
  • Mar 08, 2022 - Fairfield 72 vs. Canisius 50
  • Feb 14, 2022 - Fairfield 80 vs. Canisius 76
  • Dec 03, 2021 - Fairfield 74 vs. Canisius 68
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Fairfield 66 vs. Canisius 53
  • Feb 19, 2021 - Canisius 80 vs. Fairfield 69
  • Jan 26, 2020 - Fairfield 63 vs. Canisius 55
  • Jan 05, 2020 - Fairfield 46 vs. Canisius 42
  • Feb 15, 2019 - Canisius 72 vs. Fairfield 68