College Basketball Betting Tip of the Day - Marist at Siena - 12-09-08

Dec 9, 2008 7:37 PM

by GT Staff |

NCAA BASKETBALL

4 p.m. PT at Loudonville, NY

Marist +15½ at Siena (136)

Even buried in the Metro Atlantic Conference, it’s possible to come up with a betting winner. Siena is 4-3 overall but has underachieved regarding the lines. The Saints are 0-4 against the spread in the last four board games. They do have a double-digit wins over Cornell and respectable losses to Tennessee (by 14) and Oklahoma State (by 9).

Marist is 3-4 overall, 3-3 against the number and off an upset victory over Iona. The Red Foxes lost badly to Tennessee (by 39) and St. Bonaventure (by 23) but Siena is more in the Iona class. Marist lost twice to Siena last year so there is the revenge factor in our favor. We’re trusting that Siena is again overpriced and that Marist can stay within the 15½ in this New York State rivalry. MARIST.