Saint Peter's Peacocks (7-7) vs. Siena Saints (9-5)
January 6, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Siena Saints -8 / Saint Peter's Peacocks +8; Over/Under: +130
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and the Siena Saints meet in college basketball action from the MVP Arena on Friday night.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will try to bounce back from a 73-55 loss to Iona in their last game. Isiah Dasher has 13.8 PPG while Jaylen Murray has 11.9 PPG and 3.2 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for St. Peter’s up to this point in the year. Latrell Reid has team-highs of 6.1 RPG and 4.2 APG to lead the Peacocks in rebounding and assists this season. As a team, Saint Peter’s Is averaging 63.6 PPG on 38.8% shooting from the field, 30.6% from behind the arc and 67.7% from the foul line this season.
The Siena Saints will try to build on their four-game win streak after a 70-61 win over Fairfield in their last matchup. Javian McCollum leads the Saints in scoring and assists with 17.1 PPG and 4 APG while Jackson Stormo has 13.2 PPG and 5.6 RPG this season. Andrew Platek also has 10.4 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 71.7 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field, 37.8% from three and 75.9% from the foul line this season.
Saint Peter’s is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 9-0 in their last 9 road games. Siena is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games following three or more consecutive road games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 home games.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m backing Siena. Saint Peter’s just hasn’t been able to have any sort of sustained success on the road and they’ve been getting pummelled in a lot of their recent games. Siena’s right up there near Iona as the teams to beat in the MAAC this season, and I think they keep it going with a win and cover at home here.