The Siena Saints and Central Michigan Chippewas meet Monday in college basketball action at the Ocean Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Siena Saints Betting Preview
The Siena Saints look to rebound from back to back losses. The Siena Saints lost to American last Monday. The Siena Saints are averaging 59.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.7 points on 55 percent shooting. Michael Eley is averaging 24 points and 2 assists, while Zek Tekin is averaging 14 points and 2.3 rebounds. Giovanni Emejuru is the third double-digit scorer and Killian Gribben is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 56 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 47.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Preview
The Central Michigan Chippewas look to rebound from a 1-3 record. The Central Michigan Chippewas are coming off their first win over USF on Wednesday. The Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 64.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Anthony Pritchard is averaging 16 points and 4 assists, while Markus Harding is averaging 10.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Paul McMillian IV is dishing 1.5 assists and Aidan Rubio is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Central Michigan Chippewas are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 62 percent from the free throw line. The Central Michigan Chippewas are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 rebounds per game.
The Central Michigan Chippewas haven't had the easiest schedule in the world, and they're coming off their best performance yet in a win over USF. The Siena Saints lost to American, weren't competitive against Richmond, and almost lost to Holy Cross. Siena hasn't played a lick of defense through 3 games. Early starts where sluggish play tends to happen. I'll lay the bucket with Central Michigan, as I can't back a team that hasn't shown any life defensively.