Rider Broncs vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-20) at Rider Broncs (12-19)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Rider Broncs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5 See the Latest Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats will play the Rider Broncs in the first round of the MAAC tournament.
The Rider Broncs are 12-19 (8-12) and are the #8 seed in the MAAC tournament. Rider finished the regular season losing 3 of their last 4 games. Rider beat Quinnipiac at home by a score of 75-52 in these two teams second meeting of the season. Rider is averaging 66.7 points per game while giving up 68 points per game. Rider is also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 12.7 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for Rider. Kahlil Thomas is averaging 11.7 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Broncs. Rider is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 31.1% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats are 9-20 (6-14) and are the #9 seed in the MAAC tournament. Quinnipiac finished the regular season losing their last 3 games. Quinnipiac defeated Rider at home by a score of 64-60 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Quinnipiac is averaging 65.9 points per game while giving up 71.4 points per game. Quinnipiac is also averaging 43.7 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Giovanni McLean is averaging 13.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for Quinnipiac. Daniel Harris is averaging 10.2 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac is shooting 64% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 34.2% on all field goal attempts.
Quinnipiac is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 conference games. Quinnipiac is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Quinnipiac’s last 5 neutral site games. Rider is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. Rider is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The under is 4-1 in Rider’s last 5 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Rider had a better regular season than Quinnipiac, but these teams split their season series. Rider has the slightly better defense, while Quinnipiac is one of the best rebounding teams in the country. I think this will be a tight game, so I am taking the points with Quinnipiac.