Rider vs. Saint Peter's - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (1-4) at Rider Broncs (1-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)
The Line: Rider Broncs -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter's Peacocks and Rider Broncos square off Wednesday night at the Alumni Gymnasium.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks hope to snap a four-game losing streak with their first road victory. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 72.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Antwon Portley is averaging 16.2 points and two assists while Quadir Welton is averaging 13 points and 9.6 rebounds. Chazz Patterson is grabbing five rebounds and Trevis Wyche is dishing five assists. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 61.9 percent from the free throw line. Saint Peter's has lost three of its four games this year by three or less points and is averaging just 12 turnovers per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have lost their last six road games.
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The Rider Broncs also could use a victory after getting off to a brutal 1-5 start to the year. The Rider Broncs are averaging 58.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Xavier Lundy is averaging 11.2 points and three rebounds while Jimmie Taylor is averaging eight points and 3.7 rebounds. Teddy Okereafor is dishing 4.3 assists and Kahlil Thomas is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 25.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. Rider has scored no more than 67 points this season, has one double-digit scorer and has made just 25 threes in six games. The Rider Broncs have won five of their last seven home games.
The Peacocks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Broncs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Peacocks are 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Rider and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
Both of these teams have seen better days and are desprate for a victory to rebound from rough starts. However, I trust Rider far more at home than I do Saint Peter's on the road. So, while the points could come in handy here, I see the Broncs winning and covering the reasonable number.