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Siena Saints visit Purdue Boilermakers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Siena SaintsPurdue Boilermakers
2-6December 01, 2013, 05:00 | HP Field House5-2

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Saints of Siena hit the hard court against the Boilermakers of Purdue.

The Saints will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Boilermakers are 2-3 ATS. Siena is 1-5 against the total, while Purdue is 2-3 versus the number.

View Siena Saints vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Purdue sat as -11.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Boilermakers - Saints odds would favor the Boilermakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Purdue is rated No. 59 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Siena is at No. 253.

Siena was a 78-66 loser in its last match on the road against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Saints endured a 78-66 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Friday, despite a 13-point effort from Lavon Long at HP Field House.

Purdue lost its last outing, a 69-54 result against Washington State on November 29. Terone Johnson scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Boilermakers to a win (they lost 69-54 to Washington State at HP Field House on Friday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Saints rank No. 64 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.38 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 120-ranked team at 6.29 per game, while the Saints rate No. 224 with 4.5 per game.

Next up:
Siena at Niagara, Friday, December 6th
Purdue at Boston College, Wednesday, December 4th