Quinnipiac vs. Rider - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (4-9) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-8)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rider Broncs and Quinnipiac Bobcats meet Monday night at the TD Bank Sports Center.
The Rider Broncs look for a nice road win after splitting their last six games. The Rider Broncs are averaging 65 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 11.2 points and 4.2 assists while Xavier Lundy is averaging 10.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Jimmie Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Kahlil Thomas is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. Rider is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.6 turnovers per game. The Rider Broncs have split their last 14 road games.
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 68 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Giovanni McLean is averaging 15.3 points and 3.5 assists while Chaise Daniels is averaging 10 points and 5.8 rebounds. Donovan Smith is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Daniel Harris is dishing 1.7 assists. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 62.7 from the free throw line. Quinnipiac is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13 turnovers per game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Broncs are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic.
A battle between two struggling teams and neither is all that great offensively. However, Quinnipiac is at home, so that's the side you should be leaning. I'll take the Bobcats by a bucket.