Niagara vs. Siena - 1/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Siena Saints (7-8) at Niagara Purple Eagles (5-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Gallagher Center)
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles +3 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Siena Saints and Niagara Purple Eagles meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Gallagher Center.
The Siena Saints look for a win after losing three of their last four games. The Siena Saints are averaging 72.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jalen Pickett is averaging 15.9 points and 4.2 assists while Elijah Burns is averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Donald Carey is the third double-digit scorer and Manny Camper is grabbing 11.3 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Siena Saints have not won a road game this season.
The Niagara Purple Eagles look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 66.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Marcus Hammond is averaging 13.2 points and 3.5 rebounds while James Towns is averaging 12.4 points and 1.9 assists. Raheem Solomon is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Kuakumensah is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25.3 rebounds per game. The Niagara Purple Eagles have won three of their last four home games.
The Saints are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Purple Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win. The under is 11-5-1 in Saints last 17 road games. The under is 4-0 in Purple Eagles last 4 overall. The favorite is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Siena Saints have failed to cover six of their first eight road games where they lose by an average of 9.5 points and shoot 40.4 percent from the field. The Niagara Purple Eagles win at home by an average of 1.2 points and shoot 46.3 percent from the field. Niagara is also 9-7 ATS on the season and 7-3 ATS when a single-digit underdog. I'll take the free bucket with the Purple Eagles.