Niagara Purple Eagles (8-10) vs. Siena Saints (6-8)
January 28, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Siena Saints PK / Niagara Purple Eagles PK; Over/Under: -125.5
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The Niagara Purple Eagles and Siena Saints meet Friday in college basketball action at the MVP Arena. The Niagara Purple Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Siena Saints look for a win after winning five of their last eight games.
The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 68.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Marcus Hammond is averaging 17.3 points and 2.7 assists, while Jordan Cintron is averaging 10.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Greg Kuakumensah is grabbing 3 rebounds and Noah Thomasson is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.
The Siena Saints are averaging 64.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Colby Rogers is averaging 13.8 points and 1.4 assists, while Aidan Carpenter is averaging 10.3 points and 1.6 rebounds. Jackson Stormo is dishing 1.2 assists and Anthony Gaines is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game.
The Purple Eagles are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The under is 7-2 in Purple Eagles last 9 road games. The over is 4-0-1 in Saints last 5 home games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Siena Saints are at home, but the Niagara Purple Eagles have been the better team overall this season, and that’s the team you should usually lean toward in a pick em spot. Also, Siena actually loses at home by an average of 8.6 points while shooting just 42.2 percent from the field. Niagara is the better team here, so that’s the side I roll with in a true toss up.