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Rider vs. Saint Peter's - 3/7/15 MAAC Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Saint Peter's Peacocks (15-17) at Rider Broncs (20-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Times Union Center)

The Line: Rider Broncs -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and Rider Broncs meet Saturday in the MAAC quarterfinal.

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 61.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Marvin Dominique is averaging 13.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Desi Washington is 13.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Tyler Gaskins is dishing 1.8 assists and Quadir Welton is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks have four players averaging at least 7.3 points, and they’re shooting 65.9 percent from the line and 33.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Saint Peter’s is allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last five games.

Rider vs. Saint Peter's - 3/7/15 MAAC Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Rider Broncs look to stay hot with wins in seven of their last eight. On the season, Rider is averaging 65.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 63.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 11.3 points and four assists while Jimmie Taylor is averaging 10.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Zedric Sadler is dishing 1.9 assists and Kahlil Thomas is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Rider Broncs have three players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 60.5 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Rider is allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last six games.

The Peacocks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Broncs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Peacocks are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

In a toss up game, I'm taking the much hotter team and the team that won both meetings this season. So, Rider it is..

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Rider Broncs -1.5

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