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Saints open as college hoops underdog vs Owls

Siena SaintsFlorida Atlantic Owls
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | FAU Arena

Siena Saints vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds


Florida Atlantic looks to cover the Owls-Saints pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 4-8 mark when they host Siena in college basketball action.

This season, the Owls are 4-8 overall and 7-3 ATS ATS, while the Saints are 4-7 and 2-4-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Florida Atlantic boasts a 4-6 on the OU, and Siena is 3-4.

View Siena vs Florida Atlantic Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Saints listed as 10.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Owls, most recently No. 198 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Saints, who rate No. 274 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-63 victory for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Saints rank No. 200 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.8 per game. That compares with Florida Atlantic’s No. 228 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida Atlantic is college basketball's No. 28-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Saints rate No. 333 with 3.9 per game.

Defensively, Siena features the nation's No. 67-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.

Siena was a 63-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Princeton. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. The Saints grabbed a 63-59 win over the Tigers on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Evan Hymes at Times Union Center.

In their last action, Florida Atlantic was a 63-51 loser on the road against Harvard. They covered the 12.5–point spread as underdogs. Florida Atlantic suffered a 63-51 loss against Harvard on Thursday, getting 14 points from Raymond Taylor in a losing effort at Lavietes Pavilion.

Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Iona are 7-3
After playing Princeton are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 2-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Saints at Owls trends to consider:
Siena is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Siena at Iona, Tuesday, January 3
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, December 31