Rider vs. Saint Peter's - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (8-8) at Rider Broncs (9-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)
The Line: Rider Broncs -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and Rider Broncs play Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks have won four of their last five games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 61.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 59.2 points on 40 percent shooting. Desi Washington is averaging 15.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Marvin Dominique is averaging 14.1 points and 8.4 rebounds. Tyler Gaskins is the third player averaging double-digit points and Quadir Welton is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are a struggling offensive team that’s shooting just 63.6 percent from the line and 36.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Saint Peter’s is allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and has allowed no more than 68 points in 15 straight games. Saint Peter’s is 4-5 SU on the road this season.
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The Rider Broncs have won five straight games and play their first home contest of 2015. On the season, Rider is averaging 64.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Matt Lopez is averaging 11.3 points and 6.4 rebounds while Teddy Okereafor is averaging 10.6 points and 3.3 assists. Jimmie Taylor is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Zedric Sadler is shooting 43.6 percent from the field. The Rider Broncs rely on their defense that’s holding teams to 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 59 or less points in three of their last four games. Offensively, Rider is shooting 60.8 percent from the free throw line and 31.3 percent from downtown. The Rider Broncs have played just four home games this season and has won them all.
The Peacocks are 18-44-1 ATS in their last 63 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Broncs are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. The Peacocks are 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Rider and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Rider Broncs are playing some solid basketball, especially on the defensive end. While the Broncs haven't done much covering lately, the Peacocks will be lucky to score 60 or so points here, which should give the home team the win and the cover.