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Pride open as college hoops underdog vs Saints

Hofstra PrideSiena Saints
3-6December 23, 2013, 07:00 | Times Union Center3-8



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Monday when the Siena Saints try to run the Hofstra Pride off the court at Times Union Center in college hoops action.

The Pride will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 4-1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Saints are 5-4 ATS. Hofstra is 4-1 against the total, while Siena is 2-7 versus the number.

View Hofstra Pride vs Siena Saints Odds and Stats.

Siena opened as -6-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 252-ranked Saints and the No. 234-rated Pride in this matchup.

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In their last action, Hofstra was a 72-67 winner at home against Cent Conn State. Hofstra got 22 points from Zeke Upshaw en route to a 72-67 victory over Cent Conn State on Sunday at Hofstra Arena.

Siena was a 93-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Canisius. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Brett Bisping scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Saints to a win (they lost 93-78 to Canisius at Koessler Center on Sunday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Siena's No. 202-ranked offense, averaging 69.91 PPG, against a Pride defense that ranks No. 221 at 76.22 PPG. The Saints field goal percentage has averaged 42.44% so far, less than the Pride marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.84% per game.

Next up:
Hofstra home to George Washington, Saturday, December 28th
Siena at Fordham, Monday, December 30th

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