Check out our free Siena vs Marist pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Poughkeepsie. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Siena vs Marist Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds

Saints vs Red Foxes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Siena Saints at Marist Red Foxes
  • Where: Poughkeepsie at McCann Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 29th
  • Betting Odds: Siena -4.5, SIENA -209 | MARIST +164 O/U 129.0

Saints Preview:

The Siena Saints head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 14-7. So far, the Saints have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 7-5. This season, Siena has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 7-3. For today’s contest, Siena has a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.

Important to the outcome of the game, is if Javian McCollum will be able to suit up for the Saints’. Heading into play, McCollum leads the team at 15.83 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 54.2% while also adding 2.17 rebounds. Even if Javian McCollum ends up playing, Siena will be counting on Jackson Stormo to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Stormo is the Saints’ second leading scorer at 13.9 points per game. So far, he has hit 54.8% of his field goal attempts.

Coming into today’s game, Siena will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Saints are ranked 350th at 66.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 513th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Siena is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.

Red Foxes Preview:

Marist heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-12. So far this season, Marist has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-7. For the season, Marist has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 4-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Foxes being +4.5 point underdogs.

Patrick Gardner comes into today’s game as the Red Foxes’ leading scorer at 18.26 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Marist’s top rebounder at 6.26 boards per contest. Behind Gardner, the team has benefited from the strong play of Noah Harris, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.74 points per game. Overall, he has hit 30.9% of his shots and is adding 2.05 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Marist this season, as they are currently ranked 277th in college basketball at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Foxes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 219th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Siena Saints -4.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Siena Saints to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although Siena as a team is just 316th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Red Foxes’ defense. At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Saints to come out on top and cover.