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Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Siena Saints vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds

10-13TEAM RECORD9-16

The Niagara Purple Eagles will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Siena Saints at Gallagher Center on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Purple Eagles are 9-16 so far on the season, and 11-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Saints, meanwhile, are 10-13 and 8-8-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Niagara go 8-12 and the Saints go 7-12 on the totals.

View Siena vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Purple Eagles as 4.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Purple Eagles at No. 287 and the Saints at No. 215 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 65-64 result in favor of the Saints.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Niagara's No. 128-ranked scoring average of 70.4 PPG, against a Saints defense rated No. 149 and allowing 66.1 PPG. The Purple Eagles FG% has averaged 41.2% to date this season, less than the Saints shooters have managed so far (41.5% per game).

Defensively, Siena features the nation's No. 150-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

Siena lost its last outing, a 64-56 result against Fairfield on February 5. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Saints got 17 points from Kyle Downey, but it was Fairfield that prevailed in a 64-56 final on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena.

In their last action, Niagara was a 74-73 loser on the road against Rider. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Niagara suffered a 74-73 loss against Rider on Sunday, getting 24 points from Marvin Jordan in a losing effort at Alumni Gymnasium.

Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Canisius are 7-3
After playing Fairfield are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Rider are 5-5
After playing Rider are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Saints at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Siena's last 7 games when playing on the road against Niagara
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena's last 6 games on the road
Siena is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Siena is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Niagara
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Niagara's last 7 games when playing at home against Siena
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Niagara's last 6 games when playing Siena
Niagara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Siena
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Niagara's last 11 games

Next up:
Siena at Canisius, Saturday, February 11
Niagara home to Rider, Saturday, February 11

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