CBI Finals: Fresno State vs. Siena
|Fresno State Bulldogs||Siena Saints|
|20-16||April 02, 2014, 07:00 | Times Union Center||18-17|
The championship series of the College Basketball Invitational postseason tournament will continue on Wednesday, with Siena playing host to Fresno State in the second game of the three-game set. The Saints won the opener 61-57 over the Bulldogs on Monday night.
Siena bounced Stony Brook in the first round of the CBI before knocking off Penn State in the quarterfinals and Illinois State in the semifinals. Fresno State has picked up three straight wins over UTEP, Princeton, and Old Dominion.
The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 19-14-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Saints are 19-13-1 ATS. Fresno State is 18-16 against the total, while Siena is 9-24 versus the number.
The Saints - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Siena is rated No. 156 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Fresno State is at No. 25.
Last time out before the championship series for Fresno State, they were a 71-64 winner as they battled Old Dominion at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Fresno State earned a 71-64 victory over Old Dominion on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Marvelle Harris at Save Mart Center.
Siena won its last outing before the championship series, a 61-49 result against Illinois State on March 26. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Siena got 20 points and 13 rebounds from Brett Bisping en route to a 61-49 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday at Times Union Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 161 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.14 per game. That compares with Siena’s No. 32 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Siena is college basketball's No. 242-ranked team at 4.46 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 41 with 7.53 per game.
A few Bulldogs at Saints trends to consider:
Fresno State is 12-3-1 SU in its last 16 games
Fresno State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Fresno State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Fresno State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Siena is 7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games
Siena is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Siena is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Siena's last 5 games at home
Fresno State at Siena, Saturday, April 5th