The Siena Saints (0-4) are off to a slow start and will try to pick up their first win when they clash with the Hofstra Pride (3-2) at Times Union Center. Hofstra is a 3-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 148 points. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Hofstra Pride vs. Siena Saints ATS Preview
The last time the Pride played, they fell to the Auburn Tigers, 89-78. Eli Pemberton put together a good performance for Hofstra, leading both teams in scoring with 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Auburn did a great job of making free throws (16-21; 76.2 percent). Hofstra, on the other hand, forced the Tigers into a turnover percentage of 20.2 (above their season average of 14.5).
The Saints are hoping for a better outcome after their 115-92 loss to the Bucknell Bison in their last outing. Nico Clareth was Sienas leading scorer with 21 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Bucknell did a great job of getting and making free throws (39-45; 86.7 percent). Siena, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.1 (above their season average of 32.8).
Siena appears to have an advantage on the offensive glass in this contest. Since the 2016-17 season, the Saints rank 26th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.4 percent), while Hofstra ranks 229th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.0 percent). Also, the Pride rank 54th in offensive efficiency (111.9), while the Saints rank 275th in defensive efficiency (108.0).
The Pride have had records of 18-19 straight up (SU) and 12-18-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. A little over half of Hofstra games have finished over the O/U total since last season.
Meanwhile, the Saints, have records of 17-21 SU and 16-12-1 ATS since last season. A little over half of Sienas games have finished under the projected point total over that same period.
The Pride won the only game against the Saints last season, 84-64. Hofstra did a great job of getting and making free throws (19-25; 76.0 percent). Siena, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (9.2 vs. 15.0).
Hofstra Pride vs. Siena Saints ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Siena, ATS Winner – Siena, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Saints rank 68th in rebounds per game (38.0) while the Pride rank 204th in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).
- Siena ranks 146th in assists allowed per game (13.1) while Hofstra ranks 250th (14.6).
- Hofstra ranks 51st in three pointers attempted per game (24.5) while Siena ranks 304th (16.9).
- The Saints rank 73rd in blocks per game (4.1) while the Pride rank 246th (2.4).
- Hofstra ranks 49th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Siena ranks 203rd (6.6).