Siena Saints (5-10) vs Marist Red Foxes (6-8)Date : 01/11/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : McCann Arena, Poughkeepsie, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Siena Saints vs Marist Red Foxes
The Saints of Siena will travel to McCann Arena in Poughkeepsie, New York, to battle the Marist Red Foxes on Friday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Marist halted a 3 game losing streak in their last outing versus the Manhattan Jaspers as they were able to pick up a much-needed win behind 17 points from Ryan Parker along with 15 from Darius Hines, who went 2-2 from three-point range on the night. And while the Red Foxes were able to shoot over 50% both from the field as well as from three-point range, the Jaspers were only allowed to shoot less than 40% from the floor along while connecting on 8 of 25 3-point attempts in the loss.
On the other hand, Siena are losers of four of their last five games, overall, along with two straight as they fell to the Canisius Golden Griffins in their last outing as the Saints took a 10-point lead at the half, however, were outscored 40 – 26 in the second half as they suddenly went cold while allowing the Golden Griffins to shoot 45% for the game while also capitalizing off 12 turnovers on the night en route to the victory.
Siena Saints 's Latest Performance :
To say that Siena has struggled, recently, will be a gross understatement as they have had their fair share of difficulties simply reaching the 60-point mark in their last five outings. With that being said, in their last game vs the Canisius Golden Griffins, the Saints began the game red hot from the floor while taking a 40 – 30 lead at the halftime break. Nonetheless, Canisius was able to return the favor, as stated, in the second half as they outscored the Saints heavily during this time while ending the game shooting 45% from the floor while continuing to be dismal from three-point range in going 3-15 for the night.
Canisius obtained 23 points along with eight rebounds from Takal Molson while also getting 20 points along with eight rebounds from Isaiah Reese in the much-needed victory. On the other hand, Evan Fischer, Sloan Seymour, along with Jalen Pickett finished with 21, 15, along with 14 points for the Saints, which kept the team competitive en route to the defeat. In all, the Saints experienced huge letdowns on both ends of the floor in this contest in the second half. With that being said, they look to shore up these deficiencies versus a Marist team on the road, where they are losers of four of their last five. On the other hand, Marist has not performed well on their home floor,recently, either, as they are losers of three or four, as well.
Marist Red Foxes's Latest Performance :
The Red Foxes of Marist finally ended a three-game losing streak as they were able to pick up the victory over the 3 win Manhattan Jaspers in the last outing as they not only stepped up a bit on the offensive end, but, was also able to limit offensive opportunities for the Jaspers throughout the contest. In all, the visitors shot just 39% from the floor on the night while connecting on eight 3-pointers while the Red Foxes not only shot 54% from the floor on the night but were able to make good on ten of 16 attempts from three-point range as Parker & Hines led the offensive charge for Marist with 17 and 15 points, as stated, while Ryan Funk also had 17 points as he went 5-8 from three-point range while also providing a huge lift off the bench.
Nehemiah Mack was the only double-digit scorer for Manhattan in this contest is he ended with 17 points while going 4 – 13 from three point range in the loss. And while the Red Foxes have certainly not been offensive juggernauts in 2018, they continue to average just 67 points per game on 45% shooting on a nightly basis. On the other hand, their defense has been the tip of the spear in their success thus far as they are allowing teams to shoot at a 43% clip on a nightly basis. They will certainly look to continue this success versus the Saints of Siena, which have certainly not lit things up from the floor lately, either. In fact, the Saints are averaging just 60 points per game in the last five outings.
How Siena Saints & Marist Red Foxes Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Siena is 7 – 8 against the spread while the OU is 7 – 8
Marist is 7 – 6-1 against the spread while the OU is 6 – 7
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
It will be interesting to see how both these teams perform in this matchup as they each have played horribly both on the road as well as at home. And while Marist certainly comes into this game with a bit of confidence with the win over Manhattan in the last outing, the Saints certainly have much to be optimistic of after an outstanding first-half versus the Golden Griffins in their last outing as well. Nonetheless, expect this to be a rather defensive-minded affair to where both teams will be looking to establish themselves in this area with this being the tip of the spear in each of these squad’s success in 2018.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Marist Red Foxes
My reason for the pick :
I will back Marist in this contest, despite them playing awful on the home court recently. The fact is that Sienna has not played very well on the road at all recently and will certainly struggle in this contest versus the Red Foxes due to their ability to not only limit offensive opportunities for their opponents, but, their ability to push the ball constantly on a Saints team that is allowing opponents to shoot at a 51% clip on a nightly basis.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
And while I happened to feel that the home team will put some points on the board throughout this contest versus a struggling Sienna team, look for the total to remain well below its set total for this contest as I do not feel as though Marist will take full advantage of sheer horribleness of the Saints defense in this contest. With that being said, look for the under to be the strong play as the road team will certainly be limited throughout from an offensive standpoint while the home team will score just enough in which to pick up a much-needed victory.
Betting trends for Siena Saints :
- The Saints are 2-3 against the spread in last 5 games
- The under is 3 – 1 in Saints last four games
Betting trends for Marist Red Foxes:
- The Red Foxes are 2-5 against the spread in last 7 games
- The under is 6 – 4 in Red Foxes last 10 games