Niagara vs. Siena - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Niagara vs. Siena - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Niagara Purple Eagles (11-18) at Siena Saints (17-10)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)

The Line: Siena Saints -10.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Niagara Purple Eagles (11-18, 9-9 CONF) and the Siena Saints (17-10, 13-5 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, March 4th for a MAAC conference matchup at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time. 

Niagara is coming off a 100-91 overtime home victory over Iona in their last game. Niagara has now won back-to-back games against some pretty tough teams in Iona and Saint Peter’s. Siena is coming off a 52-50 road win over Marist in their last game. Siena has extended its current win streak to seven games. Siena is currently eight games above .500 in conference play. 

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Niagara scores 66.5 points per game on 43.3 percent field goal shooting this season. Niagara’s leading scorer and rebounder is G Marcus Hammond, who scores 14.6 points per game and earns 4.6 rebounds per game. Niagara allows 73.0 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -6.5 scoring differential so far this season. Niagara also earns 27.4 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 7.1 steals per game as a team. 

Siena scores 71.9 points per game on 45.4 percent field goal shooting this season. Siena’s leading scorer is G Jalen Pickett, who scores 15.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for Siena is G Manny Camper, who earns 10.0 rebounds per game. Siena allows 68.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +3.2 scoring differential so far this season. Siena also earns 36.0 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 5.5 steals per game as a team. 

Niagara is 17-12 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Niagara is also 8-9 against the spread on the road so far this season. Siena is 12-15 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Siena is also 8-5 against the spread at home so far this season.

Niagara has been great against the spread this season, and as of late they have beaten some of the best the MAAC has to offer. Siena is good, and they should win this game, but 10.5 points are way too many for me to pass up with Niagara as the talented road dog. I will take Niagara and the points in this one. 

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Ronald’s Pick Niagara +10.5

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