Siena Saints vs. Hofstra Pride Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/23/13
Hofstra Pride (3-6) at Siena Saints (3-8)
College Basketball: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena Saints -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Siena Saints and the Hofstra Pride face off on Monday in college basketball action.
The Siena Saints are having nothing short of a miserable season and they have lost five of their last six games. Siena has played the 187th ranked schedule and this is just their third home game of the year. Rob Poole leads the Saints averaging 14.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Evan Hymes is averaging 10.5 points, Lavon Long is averaging 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds, and Brett Bisping is averaging 7.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. As a team Siena is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77 points and their opponents are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor. Siena lost by 15 in their last outing.
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The Hofstra Pride are coming off of a win in their last outing but wins have been few and far between for them this season. Hofstra is 3-6 for the season and 0-2 on the road so far. Zeke Upshaw leads the Pride averaging 19.9 points per game. Jamall Robinson is averaging 9.3 points, Stephen Nwaukoni is averaging 8.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, and Moussa Kone is averaging 7.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Hofstra is averaging 71.3 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Hofstra begins CAA play on January 8th.
Siena is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 5-2 against the spread following a loss, and 2-8 against the spread against the CAA. Hofstra is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven road games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 road games against a team with a losing home record.
The line here looks too big for a game that looks to be very even and while Siena could get the win the point spread looks to be on the ambitious side.
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