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    The MAAC conference tournament continues Thursday as the No. 4 seed Siena Saints (17-14, 11-9 MAAC) face off against the No. 5 seed Niagara Purple Eagles (15-14, 10-10 MAAC) at Boardwalk Hall, starting at 9:30 PM on ESPN+. Siena is a 2.5-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Saints vs. Purple Eagles?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
    • Arena: Boardwalk Hall

    Betting Lines for Saints vs. Purple Eagles

    Siena vs Niagara Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Siena -2.5 129

    Siena Betting Stats & Information

    • Siena has put together a 10-8 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 55.6% of those games).
    • The Saints have a record of 8-8 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -140 or shorter (50% win percentage).
    • The Saints have a 15-14-2 record against the spread this season.
    • The Purple Eagles have a 6-5 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 2.5 points or more.
    • Siena’s average point total in outings this season is 135.8, 6.8 points higher than the total in this game.

    Niagara Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Niagara has won seven out of the 16 games, or 43.8%, in which it has been the underdog.
    • This season, the Purple Eagles have won five of their 11 games, or 45.5%, when they’re the underdog by at least +120 on the moneyline.
    • The Purple Eagles are 14-15-0 ATS this season.
    • The Purple Eagles are 6-5 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • The average total in Niagara’s games this year is 1.8 more points than the point total of 129 for this outing.

    Siena vs. Niagara Season Stat Comparison

    Siena Rank Siena AVG Niagara AVG Niagara Rank
    260th 68.7 Points Scored 65 332nd
    93rd 67.1 Points Allowed 65.8 60th
    185th 31.6 Rebounds 28.8 324th
    166th 8.7 Off. Rebounds 6.8 311th
    269th 6.6 3pt Made 6.3 291st
    210th 12.7 Assists 10.8 334th
    252nd 12.6 Turnovers 10.3 37th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Siena Saints Leaders

    • Javian McCollum leads the Saints in points and assists per game, scoring 15.6 points and distributing 3.7 assists.
    • Siena’s best rebounder is Jared Billups, who averages 6.7 boards per game in addition to his 8 PPG average.
    • Andrew Platek leads the Saints in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Niagara Purple Eagles Leaders

    • Noah Thomasson collects 19.7 points and adds 3.4 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Purple Eagles’ leaderboards in those statistics.
    • Sam Iorio’s stat line of 5.5 rebounds, 8.2 points and 1.3 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Niagara rebounding leaderboard.
    • Thomasson makes 1.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Purple Eagles.

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