The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and Siena Saints meet Friday in college basketball action at the Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Preview
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are averaging 62.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Jalen Benjamin is averaging 14.3 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Dakota Leffew is averaging 13.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Malik Jefferson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and George Tinsley is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Siena Saints Preview
The Siena Saints are averaging 70.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Javian McCollum is averaging 16.5 points and 4.1 assists, while Jackson Stormo is averaging 14.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Andrew Platek is the third double-digit scorer and Jayce Johnson is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Mountaineers last 6 overall. The over is 13-6 in Saints last 19 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Siena Saints are obviously the better, more talented team, but I'm not sure if they're that much better. Also, while Mount St. Mary's piled up the losses, this team competes and that includes losing by an average of 3.6 points on the road and in the underdog role. A bounce here or bounce thee, Mount St. Mary's has a better record. Seven of Mount St. Mary's last 8 losses have been decided by single digits. Give me the free buckets.