Monmouth Hawks (3-3) at Siena Saints (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Times Union Center)
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The Monmouth Hawks and Siena Saints meet Monday in college basketball action at the Times Union Center.
The Monmouth Hawks look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 83.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Deion Hammond is averaging 19.6 points and 3.2 rebounds while George Papas is averaging 15.2 points and two rebounds. Donovann Toatley is the third double-digit scorer and Melik Martin is dishing two assists. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.3 rebounds per game.
The Siena Saints look for another win after beating Monmouth on Sunday. The Siena Saints are averaging 78 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jalen Pickett is averaging 20 points and six assists while Kyle Young is averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds. Nick Hopkins is the third double-digit scorer and Manny Camper is grabbing eight rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 42.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Monmouth Hawks continue to be hit or miss with their play, and they just lost yesterday despite shooting 4.4 percent better from the field and having a six-point halftime lead. The Siena Saints managed to escape with a victory and you should like them to shoot even better with a game under their belt and a chance to knock off the rust. Siena has arguably the best player on the court in Pickett and is a very experienced roster that includes five seniors. The Siena Saints have a chance to be successful this season.
I'll back Siena for another victory and take whatever the line is once it's released.