The Siena Saints (3-9) will be at home in Times Union Center when they take on the Holy Cross Crusaders (3-5). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 22, 2017.
Holy Cross Crusaders vs. Siena Saints Odds Preview
The Crusaders were beaten by the Iona Gaels in their last matchup, 82-68. Holy Cross Jehyve Floyd had a good performance, recording nine points and 10 rebounds. Iona did an excellent job of making free throws (8-10; 80.0 percent). Holy Cross, on the other hand, forced the Gaels into a turnover percentage of 18.7 (above their season average of 14.4).
In the Saints last matchup, they were defeated by the Memphis Tigers, 70-66. Jordan Horn was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Memphis did a terrific job of making free throws (26-37; 70.3 percent). Siena, meanwhile, was lights out from beyond the arc (14-30; 46.7 percent).
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Siena offense. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Siena ranks 324th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the pesky defense of Holy Cross has forced the 14th-most turnovers in the NCAA (25.1 percent).
Holy Cross Crusaders vs. Siena Saints ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Siena, ATS Winner – Siena, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Holy Cross ranks 20th in steals per game (8.9) while Siena ranks 175th (5.7).
- The Saints rank 131st in rebounds per game (37.4) while the Crusaders rank 269th (25.6).
- Holy Cross averages 13.5 assists per game, which ranks 145th in the nation. Siena ranks 153rd in assists allowed per game (13.0).