Siena vs. Marist - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Siena vs. Marist - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Siena Saints (16-10) at Marist Red Foxes (7-19)

College Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McCann Center)

The Line: Marist Red Foxes +4.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Siena Saints (16-10, 12-5 CONF) and the Marist Red Foxes (7-19, 6-11 CONF) will meet on Friday, February 28th for a MAAC conference matchup at the McCann Arena in Poughkeepsie, NY. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.

Siena is coming off an 84-77 road win over Quinnipiac in their last game. Siena is currently the #1 seed in the MAAC standings, and they have won six games in a row in conference play. Marist is coming off a 65-56 road loss to Manhattan in their last game. Marist has lost four of their last five games overall, and they are five games under .500 in conference play this season. 

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Siena scores 72.7 points per game on 45.4 percent field goal shooting this season. Siena’s leading scorer is G Jalen Pickett, who scores 15.6 points per game. The leading rebounder for Siena is G Manny Camper, who earns 10.3 rebounds per game. Siena allows 69.4 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +3.3 scoring differential so far this season. Siena also earns 36.3 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 5.5 steals per game as a team.

Marist scores 61.2 points per game on 39.1 percent field goal shooting this season. Marist’s leading scorer and rebounder is G Michael Cubbage, who scores 9.5 points per game and earns 6.0 rebounds per game. Marist allows 65.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -4.4 point differential so far this season. Marist also earns 34.2 rebounds, 10.7 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 6.7 steals per game as a team. 

Siena is 12-14 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Siena is also 4-9 against the spread on the road so far this season. Marist is 13-12-1 against the spread this season and 6-3-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Marist is also 5-6-1 against the spread at home so far this season.

This is a reasonable amount of points to lay with the much better team in Siena. The Siena Saints have been the team to beat in the MAAC, and even though they have not been too strong against the spread on the road, I will take a chance with them in this matchup, as Marist does not score enough consistently. 

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