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Jan 8, 1:00 PM | Times Union Center

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Siena Saints Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Niagara when they take on the Saints on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

The Purple Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 5-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Saints are 4-5-1 ATS. Niagara is 5-6 against the total, while Siena is 5-5 versus the number.

View Niagara vs Siena Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Siena sat as 5.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Saints - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Saints if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Siena is rated No. 253 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 313. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 64-62 win for the Saints.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Siena has the nation's No. 302-rated offensive output, at 61.4 PPG. The visiting Purple Eagles defense ranks No. 326 allowing on average 76 PPG. The Saints FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, more than the Purple Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 248-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Siena, meanwhile, comes in at No. 314 nationally in scoring at home.

Niagara was a 73-61 loser in its last match on the road against Iona. They covered the 19–point spread as underdogs. The Purple Eagles endured a 73-61 loss at the hands of the Gaels on Friday, despite a 14-point effort from Juan'ya Green at Hynes Athletics Center.

Siena was a 73-60 winner in its last match at home against Fairfield. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Kyle Downey scored 19 points leading the Saints to a 73-60 victory over Fairfield at Times Union Center on Friday.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Peter's are 7-3
After playing Iona are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Rider are 5-5
After playing Fairfield are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Purple Eagles at Saints trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Niagara's last 5 games when playing on the road against Siena
Niagara is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Niagara is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Siena
Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 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 OVER in 5 of Siena's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena's last 5 games when playing Niagara
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena's last 5 games when playing at home against Niagara

Next up:
Niagara home to Saint Peter's, Friday, January 13
Siena home to Rider, Thursday, January 12

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