The Harvard Crimson (2-1) will be at home in Lavietes Pavilion when they clash against the Siena Saints (2-1). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Siena Saints at Harvard Crimson Betting Preview
The last time the Saints played, they beat the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 78-65. With 15 points and 17 rebounds, Manny Camper had a solid outing for Siena. Siena played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.407 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.7. For those same stats, St. Bonaventure was 0.111 and 28.2, respectively.
The Crimson hope to maintain momentum after thoroughly outplaying the Maine Black Bears in their last game, 67-46. Harvard was led by Robert Baker, who put up 14 points. Harvard played a nearly perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.571 and a free throw rate of 0.224. For those same stats, Maine was 0.380 and 0.160, respectively.
The Saints won the lone contest against the Crimson last season, 67-64. The Saints played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.4 and a free throw rate of 0.161. The Crimson were 21.1 and 0.140, respectively, for those same stats.
The elite offense of Harvard will square off against the bottom-tier defense of Siena. Dating back to last season, the Crimson offense ranks 46th in effective field goal percentage (0.540), while the Siena defense ranks 296th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.523). The Crimson figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. Additionally, the Saints, who rank 314th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.4 percent), will go head-to-head against the Crimson, who rank 23rd in defensive rebounding percentage (76.1 percent).
Siena at Harvard Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Harvard, ATS Winner – Harvard, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Saints allow the ninth-fewest blocks per game (2.3) while the Crimson rank 52nd (2.7).
Siena ranks 27th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while Harvard ranks 67th (11.8).
Siena ranks seventh in steals allowed per game (4.7) while Harvard ranks 258th (7.6).
The Crimson rank 137th in rebounds per game (36.1) while the Saints rank 315th (30.2).
Siena ranks 26th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Harvard ranks 96th (21.1).