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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Siena Saints Odds
The visiting Niagara Purple Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Times Union Center against the Siena Saints.
The Saints are 4-15 so far on the season, and 4-11 ATS vs. the number. The Purple Eagles, meanwhile, are 11-8 and 6-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Siena go 4-7 and the Purple Eagles go 6-5-1 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Purple Eagles were listed as 5.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 280-ranked Saints and the No. 242-rated Purple Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-59 win for the Purple Eagles on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Siena's No. 336-ranked scoring average of 57.8 PPG, against a Purple Eagles defense rated No. 301 and allowing 72.4 PPG. The Saints FG% has averaged 38.6% to date this season, less than the Purple Eagles shooters have managed so far (43% per game).
Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Siena, meanwhile, comes in at No. 337 nationally in scoring at home.
Niagara was a 64-60 winner in its last match at home against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Purple Eagles got 15 points from Antoine Mason as Niagara ran past Manhattan 64-60 on Saturday at Gallagher Center.
Siena lost its last outing, a 76-44 result against Canisius on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. Siena was run off the court by the Golden Griffins on Saturday as Canisius routed them 76-44 at Koessler Center.
Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Canisius are 4-6
After playing Manhattan are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Marist are 6-4
After playing Canisius are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9
A few Purple Eagles at Saints trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Niagara's last 5 games when playing on the road against Siena
Niagara is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Niagara is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Niagara is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Siena
Siena is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Siena's last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena's last 5 games when playing Niagara
Siena is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Niagara
Niagara at Canisius, Sunday, January 27
Siena at Marist, Sunday, January 27