Betting on today’s Saints and Purple Eagles game? Catch the action at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, as the Purple Eagles hosts this showdown at 9:45 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 131 points, with Niagara being favored by -10 at home against Siena.

SIENA SAINTS VS NIAGARA PURPLE EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Siena Saints +10

This game will be played at Boardwalk Hall at 9:45 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE SIENA SAINTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Purple Eagles.
  • Even though we have Niagara winning straight-up, we like Siena at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 131 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can Siena Stun the Crowd at Boardwalk Hall?

With a 4-27 record, Siena is on a seven-game losing streak and has gone 3-17 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. They are 1-10 in non-conference games, and on the road, they have gone 2-14, with an average scoring margin of -16.1.

As underdogs, the Saints have gone 3-26 this season, and they are 2-8 in their last ten road games. In their most recent game, they lost to Iona, 68-54, and their record as the underdog this season is 3-26.

As the underdog this season, Siena has a record of 13-16 vs. the spread. On the road this year, they are 9-7 vs. the spread and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Siena games is 13-17-1. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 131. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total in those games is 124 points. Over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their OU record in that span is 4-6.

Siena offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 54 points against Iona. In that game, they made 5/24 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.8%. Offensively, the Saints hold a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, placing them 384th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 385th in terms of percentage and 344th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Saints’ defense holds the 245th rank in the nation, allowing 74.7 points per game. So far, the Siena defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 15.1 times per game (713rd).

Do the Purple Eagles Have What it Takes at Home?

After losing their last game to Marist by a score of 63-62, Niagara is 15-15 overall and 11-9 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. At home, the Purple Eagles have gone 4-9 this season, and they are currently on a three-game losing streak at home.

For the year, Niagara has been the favorite in 14 of their games, going 6-8 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is -4.3 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Niagara has gone just 5-9 vs. the spread. In their last three games as the favorite, they are 0-3 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is just 4-9 this season and their last three home games vs. the spread have all been losses.

On the season, the over/under record for Niagara games sits at 15-13-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 144.6 points, which is 5.2 points higher than the average over/under line of 139.4. So far, 22 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 131. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Niagara offense is coming off a game in which they scored 62 points vs. Marist. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.9% while connecting on 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Ahmad Henderson II, who is averaging 12 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Braxton Bayless also maintains a PPG average of 11.5 heading into game.

Currently, the Purple Eagles’ defense holds the 183rd rank in the nation, allowing 72.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Marist, the Red Foxes finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 63 points vs. Niagara.