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Siena Saints vs Marist Red Foxes Preview

Marist Red FoxesSiena Saints
5-9January 10, 2014, 07:00 | Times Union Center6-9

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Times Union Center Friday as host Siena looks to handle the Marist Red Foxes in NCAA hoops action.

The Red Foxes will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 6-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Saints are 8-5 ATS. Marist is 3-8 against the total, while Siena is 3-10 versus the number.

View Marist Red Foxes vs Siena Saints Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Siena in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 180-ranked Saints and the No. 287-rated Red Foxes in this matchup.

Marist won its last outing, a 65-62 result against Canisius on January 6. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Marist got 19 points from Chavaughn Lewis en route to a 65-62 victory over Canisius on Monday at McCann Field House.

Siena won its last outing, a 62-47 result against Rider on January 4. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Brett Bisping scored 20 points leading the Saints to a 62-47 victory over Rider at Times Union Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Siena's No. 205-ranked offense, averaging 69.07 PPG, against a Red Foxes defense that ranks No. 147 at 70.29 PPG. The Saints field goal percentage has averaged 42.41% so far, more than the Red Foxes marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.75% per game.

Next up:
Marist at Manhattan, Sunday, January 12th
Siena at Iona, Sunday, January 12th