Siena at Marist
|Date & Time||Friday January 11, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Marist Red Foxes -4.5 -- Over/Under: 130
The Siena Saints will travel to McCann Arena to take on the Marist Red Foxes this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Siena Saints lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 5-10 (0-2 MAAC) on the season after being defeated by the Canisius Golden Griffins, 70-66, this past Saturday night. Siena held a 40-30 lead at halftime, however, struggled offensively in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight after the Golden Griffins took a 64-60 lead with :50 seconds left in regulation. Siena shot just 38.1% from the field and was outrebounded by the Canisius by a 39-33 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Saints was Evan Fisher who had a double-double with 21 points, 17 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block.
On the season, Siena is averaging 64.9 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Saints are averaging 9.4 three-pointers per game on 33.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Siena has been led by Evan Fisher (16.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.5 apg), Jalen Pickett (15.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 7.3 apg, 1.9 spg), Kevin Degnan (8.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg), and Manny Camper (6.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.1 apg).
Defensively, Siena is allowing their opponents to an average of 70.7 ppg on 51.1% shooting from the field. The Saints have a rebound margin of -2.9 and a turnover margin of -0.2.
The Marist Red Foxes snapped their 3-game losing streak and improved to 6-8 (1-1 MAAC) on the season after defeating the Manhattan Jaspers, 78-63, this past Tuesday. Marist dominated Manhattan on both ends of the court in the 1st half and had no trouble securing the victory after entering halftime with a 43-26 halftime lead. Marist shot 56.1% from the field & 53.3% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Red Foxes was Brian Parker who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, & 4 assists.
On the season, Marist is averaging 67.1 ppg on 45.3% shooting from the field. The Red Foxes are averaging 8.1 three-pointers per game on 37.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Marist has been led by Brian Parker (15.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.7 apg), Ryan Funk (9.6 ppg, 2.9 apg), Isaiah Lamb (8.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.1 spg), and Darius Hines (7.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Defensively, Marist is allowing their opponents to average 68.9 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field The Red Foxes have a rebound margin of -1.9 and a turnover margin of 0.1.
The Saints are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss however, are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Red Foxes are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400, however, are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Siena has lost 4 of their last 5 games and have struggled on both ends of the court this season as they rank just 332nd in scoring offense & 350th in defensive FG%. Marist has lost 4 of their last 6 games and also have struggled on both ends of the court this season as they rank just 309th in scoring offense & 197th in defensive FG%.
Siena might come in with the worst record, but there is no denying they’ve played a tougher non-conference schedule this season and even have an impressive win against Harvard. Both of these teams can struggle putting points up on the board, however, between the fact that Siena has won 3 of the last 4 matchups and have a winning record ATS on the road this season, I think the Saints and the points are the play here. Good Luck!