Siena Saints vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds
The Niagara Purple Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Siena Saints Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
It's a game in the MAAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (MassMutual Center).
The Saints will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 10-17 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Purple Eagles are 12-13-1 ATS. Siena is 12-11 against the total, while Niagara is 10-11-2 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Purple Eagles - Saints odds would favor the Purple Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Niagara is rated No. 177 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Siena is at No. 298. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-60 win for the Purple Eagles.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Saints rank No. 216 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.9 per game. That compares with Niagara’s No. 126 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Niagara is college basketball's No. 66-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Saints rate No. 228 with 5.7 per game.
Defensively, Siena features the nation's No. 189-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.
Siena was a 70-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Marist. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Saints got a 24-point performance from O.D. Anosike, who added 12 rebounds, as Siena ran past Marist 70-64 on Friday at MassMutual Center.
Niagara won its last outing, a 78-61 result against Saint Peter's on March 2. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Niagara earned a 78-61 victory over Saint Peter's on Saturday, getting 14 points from Antoine Mason at Gallagher Center.