Siena Saints (7-5) vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-4)
December 30, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -3.5 / Siena Saints +3.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Siena Saints and the Quinnipiac Bobcats meet in college basketball action from M&T Bank Arena on Friday.
The Siena Saints will look to build on a 64-61 win over American last time out. Javian McCollum leads the Saints in scoring and assists with 17.3 PPG and 4.3 APG while Jackson Stormo has 13 PPG and 6.1 RPG this season. Andrew Platek also has 10.2 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Siena while Jared Billups has a team-high 6.4 RPG to lead the Saints in rebounding so far this season. As a team, Siena is averaging 70-9 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 37.9% from three and 76.4% from the foul line this season.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats will try to rebound from back-to-back road losses after a 77-68 loss to Penn State last time out. Matt Balanc leads the Bobcats in scoring with 11.1 PPG along with 4.4 RPG while Ike Nweke has 11.1 PPG with a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead Quinnipiac on the glass this season. Luis Kortright has 10.7 PPG with 4.6 RPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to lead the Bobcats in assists and Dezi Jones has 10.2 PPG with 3.9 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures this season. As a team, Quinnipiac is averaging 72.4 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 35.5% from three and 61.8% from the foul line this season.
Siena is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Quinnipiac is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record.
I get the case to be made on either side in this game, but I’m siding with the Saints here. I just like what I’ve seen from Siena this season, as the Saints have been battle tested for much of the season. Quinnipiac’s a solid group themselves and it’ll be interesting to see how conference play shapes these two as we go along, but I think this one’s going to be tight and as such, I’ll be on Siena and the points.