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Niagara vs. Siena Prediction, Picks, and Preview for 1/28/2022

Niagara takes on Siena on 1/28/2022 at 07:00 PM.

Hello friends, we have predictions for the Niagara-Siena game. It is time to get rolling with our preview! Niagara has a record of 8-10 this season. Siena is 6-8 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Niagara Team Defense Preview





You should not have high expectations, this is a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is. They fall in the middle defensively when it comes to opponent ball movement. This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. There is greater diversity of shot selection against them. Not a team that faces a heavy barrage of three point shots. They feature a decent perimeter defense that is able to force some bad three point shots. This is a decent interior defense or schemed defense that is able to force more mid-range shots. This is not a team that excels at shot blocking. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. This is an average defensive rebounding team, this is not a death knell for the team, but they should strive to be better.

Niagara Team Offense Preview

Their offensive efficiency is 101.7, which makes them a below average offense and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. They tend to score a bit more off the dribble inside the perimeter than most. They do an above average job protecting the basketball and making decisions on offense.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.519, which considered to be slightly above average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.551 which considered to be slightly above average. They attempt 0.378 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in College Basketball. They made 0.369 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. The Charity Stripe is not an emphasized part of the offense. They made 0.741 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team. They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 21.4% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

Siena Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations, this is a rather average defense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating. Want to score against this defense? They are not going to make it easy. If your movement without the ball and ball movement is not good, you will need to rely more heroic plays and challenging drives to the basket. Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Scheduling and defensive approach are why opponents take so few three point shots against them on a relative basis. They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of the three point shots of their opposition. They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents inside the perimeter. This is not a team that excels at shot blocking. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. This is an average defensive rebounding team, this is not a death knell for the team, but they should strive to be better.

Siena Team Offense Preview





They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 93.3 can certainly do that. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. Ball movement is not important at all in this offense when setting up two point shot attempts. The struggles with turnovers are a problem for this offense.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.481, which considered to be below average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.508 which considered to be below average. They attempt 0.357 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in College Basketball. They made 0.35 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. The Charity Stripe is not an emphasized part of the offense. They made 0.693 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe. They have an offensive rebounding rate of 25.3% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

The Niagara Roster

The Players to Watch for Niagara

Marcus Hammond 6-2 160 pound Guard

Marcus Hammond sports a 21.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Marcus Hammond attempted 0.527 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Marcus Hammond shot 0.397 from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Marcus Hammond shot 0.5 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Marcus Hammond is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Noah Thomasson 6-3 180 pound Guard

Noah Thomasson sports a 10.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Noah Thomasson attempted 0.224 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.438 of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Noah Thomasson shot 0.441 inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Noah Thomasson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Noah Thomasson opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Jordan Cintron 6-8 220 pound Forward

Jordan Cintron has a 23.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jordan Cintron this season has 0.131 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Jordan Cintron shot 0.5 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Jordan Cintron shot 0.575 inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Jordan Cintron has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Justin Roberts 5-10 189 pound Guard

Justin Roberts sports a 9.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Justin Roberts attempted 0.742 of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.315 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Justin Roberts shot 0.452 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Justin Roberts is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Justin Roberts opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Justin Roberts is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Sam Iorio 6-7 221 pound Forward

Sam Iorio sports a 13.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Sam Iorio attempted 0.454 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.271 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.437 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Sam Iorio is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Greg Kuakumensah 6-6 200 pound Forward

Greg Kuakumensah has a 21.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Greg Kuakumensah this season has 0.124 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Greg Kuakumensah shot 0.636 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.603 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.





The Siena Roster

The Players to Watch for Siena

Anthony Gaines 6-4 210 pound Guard

Anthony Gaines sports a 12.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Anthony Gaines attempted 0.194 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.25 of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.434 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Anthony Gaines is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Colby Rogers 6-5 190 pound Guard

Colby Rogers has a 14.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Colby Rogers attempted 0.58 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.446 of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Colby Rogers shot 0.433 inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, Colby Rogers is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Colby Rogers opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Jackson Stormo 6-9 247 pound Center

Jackson Stormo sports a 16.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jackson Stormo this season has 0.037 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Jackson Stormo shot 0.25 from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Jackson Stormo shot 0.514 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Jackson Stormo is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Nick Hopkins 6-0 174 pound Guard

Nick Hopkins sports a 19.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Nick Hopkins attempted 0.626 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.419 of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Nick Hopkins shot 0.541 inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Nick Hopkins has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Jared Billups 6-5 200 pound Guard

Jared Billups sports a 11.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Jared Billups this season has 0.356 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.313 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Jared Billups shot 0.517 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Aidan Carpenter 6-5 185 pound Guard

Aidan Carpenter has a 14.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Aidan Carpenter this season has 0.18 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.167 of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Aidan Carpenter shot 0.439 inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Niagara vs. Siena Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Niagara 61 Siena 62

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