Siena vs. St. Bonaventure - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (7-2) at Siena Saints (7-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena Saints PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN College Extra
The St Bonaventure Bonnies and Siena Saints square off Tuesday at the Times Union Center.
The St Bonaventure Bonnies look to build on their impressive 7-2 start to the year. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are averaging 74.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Marcus Posley is averaging 18.1 points and 3.8 assists while Dion Wright is averaging 16.4 points and 9.1 rebounds. Jaylen Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Denzel Gregg is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. St Bonaventure is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The St Bonaventure Bonnies have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Siena Saints look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Siena Saints are averaging 78.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Marquis Wright is averaging 17.1 points and 4.1 assists while Brett Bisping is averaging 13.4 points and 9.2 rebounds. Javion Ogunyemi is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Lavon Long is dishing 3.3 assists. The Siena Saints are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 from the free throw line. Siena is allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.2 turnovers per game. The Siena Saints have won five of their last eight home games.
The Bonnies are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Saints are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Bonnies are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Both teams are playing really well this season and have also done a nice job of covering numbers. However, in a toss up game, I have to give the edge to the Saints at home. Siena does a better job of defending the three ball and has proven to be a decent home team as of late.