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Siena Saints vs Niagara Purple Eagles College Basketball Betting Preview

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Gallagher Center Wednesday as the Niagara Purple Eagles look to beat the odds vs the Siena Saints in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Siena Saints were listed as -3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Siena Saints vs Niagara Purple Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Siena Saints will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 3-5 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Niagara Purple Eagles are 6-7 ATS. Siena Saints are 3-4-1 on betting the total; Niagara Purple Eagles are 8-5.

The Niagara Purple Eagles sit at No. 210 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Siena Saints sit at No. 169 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Siena is ranked No. 158 in NCAA basketball at 36.57 per game. Contrast that with Niagara's No. 77 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Niagara is the No. 149-ranked team in the country at 7.29 per game, while Siena rates No. 256 at 4.79 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Siena suffered a 82-79 loss against Canisius on Monday, getting 19 points from Javion Ogunyemi in a losing effort at Koessler Center.

The Purple Eagles got 15 points from Chris Barton, but it was Quinnipiac that prevailed in a 81-78 final on Monday at Gallagher Center.

Betting Trends
  • Siena is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Siena is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Siena is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Niagara
  • Siena is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Niagara
  • Niagara is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
  • Niagara is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Niagara is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Siena
  • Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Siena

Next Betting Matchups

Siena home to Saint Peter's, Saturday, January 7th
Niagara at Rider, Sunday, January 8th