Siena Saints vs. Xavier Musketeers Betting Prediction 11/08/19

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The 19th-ranked Xavier Musketeers (1-0) will be 20-point favorites at home in the Cintas Center when they clash against the Siena Saints (1-0). The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Siena Saints at Xavier Musketeers Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Musketeers won big over the Jacksonville Dolphins 76-57, while the Saints were victorious over the American University Eagles 96-80.

Siena played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.2 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.604. American University had marks of 15.2 and 0.574, respectively, for those same stats. The Musketeers, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.233 vs. 0.107) and had a much better turnover percentage (13.5 vs. 22.7). Xavier was led by Tyrique Jones, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Elijah Burns played a key role for Siena with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams face off. Xavier ranks 272nd in possessions per game (67.3) and Siena is 353rd (62.3) since last season. Also, the Saints rank 23rd in turnover percentage (15.8 percent), while the Musketeers rank 311th in opponents’ turnover percentage (16.6 percent).

Siena Saints at Xavier Musketeers Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Xavier, ATS Winner – Siena, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Siena ranks 22nd in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while Xavier ranks 273rd (25.0).
  • The Saints rank ninth in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Musketeers rank 207th (6.9).
  • Siena ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while Xavier ranks 93rd (3.1).
  • The Saints rank 23rd in assists allowed per game (10.6) while the Musketeers rank 233rd (14.2).
  • Xavier ranks 103rd in rebounds per game (36.8) while Siena ranks 312th (29.8).