Saint Peter's vs. Rider - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (13-8) at Saint Peter's Peacocks (10-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Yanitelli Center)
The Line: Saint Peter's -1 See the Latest Odds
The Rider Broncs and Saint Peter’s Peacocks meet Thursday at the Yanitelli Center.
The Rider Broncs have won three of their last four games and look to chase a MAAC title. On the season, Rider is averaging 64.8 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 63.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Matt Lopez is averaging 12.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while Teddy Okereafor is averaging 10.4 points and 3.6 assists. Jimmie Taylor is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Zedric Sadler is dishing two assists. The Rider Broncs have six players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 61.6 percent from the line and 32.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Rider is allowing 6.4 threes per game and has given up 55 or less points in five of its last seven games. The Rider Broncs are 7-3 SU on the road.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks hope to get the ball rolling after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 61.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting and are allowing 60.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Desi Washington is averaging 14.8 points and 4.1 rebounds while Marvin Dominique is averaging 13.8 points and eight rebounds. Tyler Gaskins is dishing 1.7 assists and Quadir Welton is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are a defensive team that’s allowing 5.6 threes per game and has given up 67 or less points in 10 of their last 13 games. Offensively, Saint Peter’s is shooting 64.6 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Rider is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road and 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Saint Peter's. Saint Peter's is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Rider and 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home.
Rider has proven to be a top dog in the MAAC and has a long history of beating the Peacocks on their home court. Not sure why you would turn down the Broncs in this spot in basically a toss up game.