Rider vs. Quinnipiac - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Quinnipiac Bobcats (14-11) at Rider Broncs (18-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)
The Line: Rider Broncs -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Rider Broncs meet Thursday night at the Alumni Gymnasium.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats hope to get back on track after splitting their last six games. On the season, Quinnipiac is averaging 69.4 points on 39.7 percent shooting and is allowing 66.2 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Zaid Hearst is averaging 18.2 points and 6.3 rebounds while Ousmane Drame is averaging 14.2 points and 10.8 rebounds. Evan Conti is dishing 2.6 assists and Justin Harris is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have four players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 76.9 percent from the line and 30.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, Quinnipiac is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in six of its last eight games.
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The Rider Broncs hope to keep rolling after winning four straight games. On the season, Rider is averaging 65.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 63.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Matt Lopez is averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while Teddy Okereafor is averaging 10.7 points and 3.9 assists. Jimmie Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Zedric Sadler is shooting 42.7 percent from the field. The Rider Broncs have four players averaging at least 8.4 points, and they’re shooting 60.8 percent from the line and 33.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Rider is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Broncs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
The Rider Broncs have been a money making machine this season and are currently playing some of their best ball of the season. Not sure how anyone doesn't take Rider and the reasonable chalk on the road.