The Saints and Peacocks are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Peacocks will host the game at Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, NJ. This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 125.5 points, and Saint Peter’s is favored to win by -9.5 at home vs. Siena.

SIENA SAINTS VS SAINT PETER’S PEACOCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Siena Saints +9.5

This game will be played at Yanitelli Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 16th.

WHY BET THE SIENA SAINTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Peacocks.
  • Even though we have Saint Peter’s winning straight-up, we like Siena at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 125.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Saints Chances on the Road

After picking up a win over Manhattan, Siena will look to get back-to-back wins for the first time this season. So far, the Saints have gone 4-20, including a 3-10 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. On the road, they have gone 2-10, and their average scoring margin in those games has been -15.2.

As for the Saints’ record as the underdog, they have gone 3-19 in those games. This season, they have been the underdog in 22 of their 24 games. Their average scoring margin at home has been -14.2, and they enter this game on an eight-game losing streak at home.

As the underdog, Siena has an ATS record of 9-13 this season and an overall ATS mark of 9-15. On the road, the Saints have gone 7-5 vs. the spread this year and have a 2-1 ATS record in their last 3 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 125.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Siena games this year (137.4) and their over/under record for the season is 9-14-1. The average scoring total in their last three games is 126 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

Coming off their recent game, the Siena offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Manhattan. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.5%, and they made 6 threes. On the offensive front, the Saints have a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, ranking 378th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 397th in terms of percentage and 352nd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Saints’ defense is ranked 249th in the country at 75.2 points per contest. So far, the Siena defense is giving up an average of 9.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 15.9 times per game (715th).

Do the Peacocks Stand a Chance at Home?

Despite their recent struggles, Saint Peter’s is a slight favorite in this one, as they look to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, they are 11-11, including a 7-6 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

At home, the Peacocks are 4-4 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 5-5. Saint Peter’s is 7-3 this season when favored, and they have been favored in 10 of their 22 games.

As the favorite this season, Saint Peter’s has gone 6-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Peacocks have a 6-4 ATS mark. At home this year, Saint Peter’s is 4-4 vs. the spread and they have gone 4-5 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Over the course of the season, the over/under record for Saint Peter’s sits at 8-13, and today’s line of 125.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (130.5). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

Most recently, the Saint Peter’s offense finished with just 62 points vs. Fairfield. For the game, they hit 8/26 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.8%. Coming into the game, the Peacocks offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 30%. On average, they get up 19 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 15.3 made free-throws.

Coming into today’s game, the Saint Peter’s defense is giving up an average of 64.6 points per contest. Against Fairfield, the Peacocks’ defense gave up 64 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Fairfield only made 8 free-throws.