Siena Saints vs. Marist Red Foxes Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/10/14
Marist Red Foxes (5-9) at Siena Saints (6-9)
College Basketball: Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena Saints -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Marist Red Foxes take the hardwood at the Times Union Center to face the Siena Saints.
Marist looked as if they might not ever win a game as they began the season at 0-9 before rattling off five consecutive victories. The question is did somebody flip on a switch or will thet revert back to their losing ways? The scoring and defense has generally been on the same page in this stretch although it was the D that came to the rescue last time out in a 65-62 decision over Canisius. The Red Foxes 47% marksmanship and six more free throws did the trick with Chavaughn Lewis and Khallid Hart leading the way with 19 points each while Jay Bowie tossed in 18.
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Siena does not have great numbers but for some reason they can turn on the jets and look as good as anybody. The problem is figuring out when those jets will be turned on and lately it's been on with wins in three of four after the Saints went with defense in a 62-57 rout of visiting Rider. The Saints connected at 47% and held the Broncs to a mere 27% that easily over came 16 turnovers. Brett Bisping paced the Rider offense with 20 points and seven rebounds on 7-9 from the field while Rob Poole posted 12 points on just 3-11 shooting. Production was difficult to find other wise with the next highest point total being six.
There really isn't much of an angle to hang our hats on with both teams doing well lately. I will back the points with not much confidence either way...