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#863 Siena College -5.5 vs.
#864 Marist 130.5
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Diamond Dave

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The Marist Red Foxes host the Siena Saints Friday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Red Foxes are at the bottom of the conference at 7-19 overall and 6-11 in the MAAC while the Saints lead the way at 16-10 overall and 12-5 in the conference. Siena beat Marist 70-57 on January 24 at home. Tipoff is Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET at the McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Siena wins 6th straight

The Siena Saints pulled into a tie for first place in the MAAC Wednesday with an 84-77 win over Quinnipiac. The Saints are now 16-10 overall and 12-5 in the MAAC. It was their 6th straight win and 9th win in the last 10 games. Manny Camper led Siena with 19 points and 14 rebounds.Jalen Pickett added 17 points, draining 5 three-pointers and dishing out five assists.

Siena shot 51 percent from the field including a scintillating 56 percent from three as they made 10 of 18 from deep. Donald Carey added 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists for Siena while Elijah Burns chipped in with 10 points and 3 rebounds. Jordan King contributed nine points on 3-pointers off the bench. With three games left, Siena is now tied with St, Peter's in the MAAC.

Marist can't get past Manhattan

It's been a pretty long season for the Marist Red Foxes. On Wednesday they lost their 5th game in their last 6, falling to Manhattan 65-56. The loss sent them tumbling to 7-19 overall and 6-11 in the MAAC. Only Canisius at 5-11 is below them. Sophomore forward Braden Bell led Marist with 20 points and 3 rebounds off the bench. He was 8 for 17 from the field.

Tyler Saint-Furcy added 11 points and 4 steals for Marist while Michael Cubbage had a good all-around game with 7 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals. The Red Foxes had 9 steals in the game. Matt Herasme, who had 5 points and 4 rebounds, drainedathree-pointer with about 8 minutes left to cut Manhattan's lead to five, but the Jaspers went on a 5n-0 run after that to bump the lead back up. Marist shot 46 percent from the field, making 20 of 43 from the field.Marist shot 6-for-16 from three.

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Take Marist here to cover. Siena is the obvious favorite here to win as they are the better team fighting for the regular season MAAC title. Marist is mired in the basement. The Red Foxes, in fact, are one of the worst teams in the nation according to the RPI as they rank No. 335. Siena is ranked No. 124. But here's the deal, Siena is horrible on the road. They are 2-10 on the road overall and 2-9 on the road against the spread. Marist lost to Siena by 13 points on the road last time and playing at home, they should keep it closer. Other than a blowout loss to Niagara, they have been quite competitive in their losses.

 

Prediction: Marist

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Take the under here. Marist is a really bad offensive team. They only average 61 points per game, which is 345th out of 353 Division 1 teams. What's kept them in games is their defense, as they only give up 65.6 points per game, which ranks No. 77. That combination mans this will be another low scoring game that's in the under. The under is 9-1-1 in the Red Foxes last 11 Friday games. Also, the under is 5-1 in the Saints last 6 games versus a team with a losing straight up record and 4-1-1 in their last 6 road games against a team with a losing home record.

Prediction: Under
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Written By David Shields , "Diamond Dave"

Dave has covered every major sport with passion and expertise for national sports publications. In addition to being a sportswriter, Dave has also worked in financial industry and brings a critical eye for numbers to his analysis of games. Dave thoroughly researches the statistics to spot the trends and breakdown the matchups to successfully find the winners in the NFL, NBA, MLB, college hoops, and other sports.