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CBI Tournament - Penn State Nittany Lions face Siena Saints: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Penn State Nittany LionsSiena Saints
16-17March 24, 2014, 12:00 | Times Union Center16-17


The Siena Saints will be trying to slam the Penn State Nittany Lions on Monday when the teams tip off at Times Union Center in college betting action.

Supporters of the Nittany Lions have watched them go 16-17 and 15-15 ATS on the year, while the Saints are at 16-17 and 17-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Saints are 9-22, while the Nittany Lions have a 16-14 mark.

View Penn State Nittany Lions vs Siena Saints Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Saints at No. 156 and the Nittany Lions at No. 213 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Penn State was a 69-65 winner at home against Hampton. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Penn State got 19 points from D.J. Newbill en route to a 69-65 victory over Hampton on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Siena was a 66-55 winner in its last match at home against Stony Brook. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Siena earned a 66-55 victory over Stony Brook on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Rob Poole at Times Union Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Siena has the nation's No. 157-rated offensive output, at 69.79 PPG. The visiting Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 156 allowing on average 70.73 PPG. The Saints FG% has averaged 42.07% so far, less than the Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.22% per game.

A few Nittany Lions at Saints trends to consider:
Penn State is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games
Penn State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Penn State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Siena is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Siena is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Siena is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Siena's last 15 games at home