Siena vs. Louisville Pick
Will Louisville have any trouble at home when it takes on Siena tonight at 7PM ET? Here’s our take on the contest.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Louisville is favored at home tonight, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -24 points against Siena. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 144.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky and will air live on ESPN2.
Siena is coming off a 76-74 win over Robert Morris last weekend to improve to 2-5 on the season. The Saints are 2-1 against the spread, including 1-0 ATS on the road. Siena is putting up 80.7 points per game while giving up 91.3 per contest. Nico Clareth is leading the team with 16.9 points per game while Ahsante Shivers is adding 11.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest.
Louisville is coming off a 79-77 loss to Seton Hall this past weekend for its second straight loss. The Cardinals are 4-2 overall and just 1-4 against the spread. Their lone cover did come at home. Louisville is putting up 80.8 points per game this season while allowing 66.4 per game. The Cardinals are being led by Deng Adel, who is putting up 17.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Ray Spalding is adding 9.7 points and 9 rebounds per contest.
Louisville won its last meeting with Siena back in 2009, but the Saints covered the spread in the loss. Siena has actually covered the spread in eight straight road games and in four of their last five games following a win. Louisville is just 3-13 against the spread in its last 16 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The public betting is siding with Louisville tonight, but I think the Cardinals are continuing to struggle with the preseason distractions and won’t be able to run away from Siena tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: SIENA +24