The Saints and Bears are set to face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bears will host the game at Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, RI. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 133.5 points, with the Bears being the favored team playing at home against the Saints.

SIENA SAINTS VS BROWN BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Siena Saints +12

This game will be played at Pizzitola Sports Center at 2:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.

WHY BET THE SIENA SAINTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bears.
  • Even though we have Brown winning straight-up, we like Siena at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Saints Pull Through as the Away Underdog?

The Siena Saints have a 2-9 overall record and are set to face Brown. In away games, the Saints have yet to win, going 0-5, while they have a 2-2 record at home. As we assess Siena's performance vs. the spread, they come into today's game with a 2-7 ATS record. Up to this point, the Saints are 1-4 ATS on the road and 1-3 vs. the spread at home.

Up to this point, games involving Siena have had an average of 134 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 135.6 points. Their over/under record is 3-5-1. When looking at the Saints' last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 143 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Siena offense tallied 56 points in a matchup against St. Bonaventure. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.2%, and they made 6 threes. The top scorer for the Saints was Michael Evbagharu with 9 points, while Mason Courtney also chipped in with 9 points.

At present, the Saints' defense is nationally ranked 232nd, allowing 75.9 points per game. Siena's three-point defense is currently 127th in the country at 7.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 48.2% of their shots vs. Siena.

Will Brown Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

As they prepare for their 13th game of the season, Brown currently holds a 3-9 overall record. In their last three home games, including one from last year, Brown has a record of 1-2 at home. With a current record of 5-6, Brown is below .500 vs. the spread. In their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Brown has an over/under record of 5-6-0, with their games averaging 141.4 points per game on average. When analyzing the Bears' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 131 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

Most recently, the Brown offense finished with just 54 points vs. Providence. For the game, they hit 7/18 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 38.5%. Nana Owusu-Anane was the leading scorer for the Bears, putting up 15 points. In addition, Kino Lilly Jr. contributed 13 points.

Coming into today's game, the Brown defense is giving up an average of 73.8 points per contest. Brown's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Providence offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 74 points.