Betting on today’s Saints and Purple Eagles game? Catch the action at Gallagher Center in Niagara Falls, NY, as the Purple Eagles hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on ESPN+. This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 141.5 points, and the Purple Eagles are favored to win at home vs. the Saints.
SIENA SAINTS VS NIAGARA PURPLE EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Niagara Purple Eagles -6
This game will be played at Gallagher Center at 12:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.
WHY BET THE NIAGARA PURPLE EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Purple Eagles.
- Not only will Niagara pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Siena Pull Off A Win at Gallagher Center?
With an overall record of 2-13, Siena has struggled mightily this season. They have lost eight games in a row and are 1-3 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
On the road, the Saints have yet to win a game, going 0-8. They have been outscored by an average of 18.8 points per game.
As the underdog, Siena has gone 5-8 vs. the spread this season and they are 3-2 ATS in their last five games as the underdog. On the road, the Saints have an ATS mark of 4-4 this year and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, Siena’s ATS record for the season is 5-10.
So far this season, the over/under record for Siena is 6-8-1 and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.6). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points.
In their most recent game, the Siena offense put up just 63 points vs. the Canisius Golden Griffins. Overall, they are now averaging 60.4 points per game which is 498th in the country. Currently leading the team in scoring is Giovanni Emejuru who comes into today’s matchup averaging 11.2. Michael Eley also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.
Currently, the Saints’ defense holds the 259th rank in the nation, allowing 77.5 points per game. In today’s game, the Siena defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 67 points.
Pressure Builds for Niagara as Home Favorites
After a 96-72 win over Fairfield, Niagara’s record now stands at 7-8. They have won four straight games, and their record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is 3-2.
So far, the Purple Eagles have been the underdog in eight of their 15 games, going 3-5 in those matchups. Today, they are favored by six points, and they have gone 3-3 as the favorite this season.
As the favorite this season, Niagara has gone 3-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Purple Eagles have a mark of 4-6. At home this year, Niagara is just 2-4 ATS, but they have covered their last two home games. Their overall ATS record for the season is 9-5.
So far this season, the over/under record for Niagara games is 10-3-1. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (137.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points, and the over/under record in their games over their last 10 games is 6-2-1.
Niagara is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 96 points versus Fairfield. This output is higher than their season-average of 75.1 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Purple Eagles offense has been good from outside, hitting 39% of their three-pointers on an average of 16.5 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.
The Purple Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 211st nationally, allowing an average of 74.3 points per contest. Niagara’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Fairfield offense to knock down 61% of their shots on their way to putting up 72 points.