Siena vs. Bucknell - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bucknell Bison (5-7) at Siena Saints (3-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Times Union Center)
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The Bucknell Bison and Siena Saints play Sunday night at the Times Union Center.
The Bucknell Bison have split their last eight games and will play their seventh true road contest. On the season, Bucknell is averaging 62.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 70.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Chris Hass is averaging 17.8 points on 44 percent shooting and Dom Hoffman is averaging 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Nana Foulland is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and John Azzinaro is shooting 31.6 percent from the field. The Bucknell Bison are a team that’s still trying to figure itself out, especially on the offensive end where they have just one double-digit scorer. Bucknell is shooting 72 percent from the free throw line and 35.8 percent from beyond the arc on the season. Defensively, Bucknell is forcing 10.2 turnovers per game and allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep.
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The Siena Saints have lost four straight and play for the first time in five days. On the season, Siena is averaging 73.1 points on 41.5 percent shooting and is allowing 76.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Rob Poole is averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Marquis Wright is averaging 13 points and 5.6 assists. Lavon Long is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Ryan Oliver is shooting 51.8 percent from the field. The Siena Saints are a fast paced team that’s averaging nearly 59 shots per game and has topped 80 points already three times this season. Siena, however, doesn’t shoot a great percentage, which includes 31.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Siena is forcing 15.7 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defense isn’t a strong point with the Siena Saints.
The Bison are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Saints are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games.
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