Siena at Niagara 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Niagara Purple Eagles (12-15) vs Siena Saints (15-11)
Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher Center)
Betting Odds: Niagara Purple Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Siena Saints and Niagara Purple Eagles face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Gallagher Center. When these two teams faced off on January 28th it was Siena that won 60-56.
Jackson Stormo was the top player for Siena scoring 20 points and grabbing six rebounds. Niagara was led by Noah Thomasson scoring 15 points.
Siena comes into this game with a 15-11 record overall and they have gone 15-11 against the spread. In the last game against Monmouth, the defense was strong giving up only 59 points and that led to the 11 point victory. Siena is averaging 66.7 points while their defense is giving up 68.8 points per game. Colby Rogers has been the top player for Siena averaging 14.2 points while shooting 42.5 percent from the field. There are three different players that are averaging at least 11 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Niagara Purple Eagles who sit with a 12-15 record and they have gone 13-13 against the spread. In the last game against Saint Peter’s, Niagara only scored 36 points and that led to the blowout defeat. Niagara is averaging 66.9 points while their defense is giving up 66.7 points per game. The best player this season has been Marcus Hammond averaging 17.6 points while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line.
Niagara is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall. Niagara is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning straight up record. The over is 4-0 in Niagara’s last four home games. The under is 5-1-1 in Siena’s last seven games following a straight up win. The under is 4-1 in Niagara’s last five games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game.
Niagara has struggled to cover spreads coming into this game and the biggest issue has been with the offense. The Purple Eagles really struggled to score in the last game and it’s not going to be any different. Look for Siena to get close to 65 points, and that will be enough to cover the spread.
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