Massachusetts Minutemen visit Siena Saints in college basketball clash
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Siena Saints Odds
Massachusetts travels to Siena on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 2-2 record with a victory over the Saints.
Supporters of the Minutemen have watched them go 2-2 and 0-4 ATS on the year, while the Saints are at 2-4 and 0-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Saints are 0-0, while the Minutemen have a 2-2 mark.
The visitors opened as 8.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 174 (Saints) and the No. 158 (Minutemen) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 65-61 result in favor of the Saints has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Minutemen is ranked No. 104 in NCAA hoops at 37.8 per game. Contrast that with Siena’s No. 79 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Siena is the No. 91-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while Massachusetts rates No. 58 at 7.8 per game.
Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 339-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.5 points per game. Siena, meanwhile, comes in at No. 334 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Massachusetts was an 83-69 loser on the road against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Volunteers got a 24-point performance from Jarnell Stokes, who added 12 rebounds, as Tennessee ran past Massachusetts 83-69 on Sunday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.
Siena was a 72-66 loser in its last match on the road against Maine. Siena suffered a 72-66 loss against Maine on Sunday, getting 20 points from Evan Hymes in a losing effort at Harold Alfond Sports Arena.
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 3-0
After playing Tennessee are 0-2
After a loss are 7-3
Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Albany are 2-7
After playing Maine are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Minutemen at Saints trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games on the road
Siena is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Siena is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Massachusetts home to Miami, Saturday, December 1
Siena home to Albany, Saturday, December 1