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Siena Saints visit Niagara Purple Eagles in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Siena SaintsNiagara Purple Eagles
2-7December 06, 2013, 07:00 | Gallagher Center1-7

Siena travels to Niagara on Friday, hoping to boost its 2-7 record with a victory over the Purple Eagles.

The Saints will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Purple Eagles are 3-4 ATS. Siena is 1-6 against the total, while Niagara is 5-1 versus the number.

View Siena Saints vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Purple Eagles - Saints odds would favor the Purple Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Niagara is rated No. 201 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Siena is at No. 256.

In their last action, Siena was a 68-63 loser on the road against Purdue. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Purdue got 16 points from A.J. Hammons en route to a 68-63 victory over Siena on Sunday at HP Field House.

Niagara was an 86-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Niagara was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Arkansas State and falling by an 86-61 score at ASU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Niagara's No. 146-rated squad against Siena's No. 71-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Niagara rates No. 196 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 217 nationally with 4.67 per match.

A few Saints at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Siena is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Siena is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Siena is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Niagara
Siena is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Niagara
Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Niagara is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Niagara is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
Niagara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Siena

Next up:
Siena at Canisius, Sunday, December 8th
Niagara at Saint Peter's, Sunday, December 8th