Rider Broncs vs. Marist Red Foxes - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marist Red Foxes (4-10) at Rider Broncs (4-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)
The Line: Rider Broncs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Marist Red Foxes will travel to play the Rider Broncs in a MAAC game on Thursday.
The Rider Broncs are 4-12 (0-5) and are coming off of a loss to Fairfield by a score of 69-64. Rider has been very poor in conference play, as they are still looking for their first conference win. Rider has lost 3 games in a row, after winning their previous 2 games. Rider has played Providence and Maryland very tough this season, but that has been the highlight for them thus far. Rider is averaging 64.2 points per game while giving up 67.7 points per game. Rider is also averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 12.2 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for Rider. Xavier Lundy is averaging 11.2 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Broncs. Rider is shooting 66.3% on free throws, 32.3% on three-pointers, and 42% on all field goal attempts.
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The Marist Red Foxes are 4-10 (1-4) and are coming off of a loss to Iona by a score of 90-80. Marist has lost 4 games in a row, and only has 1 conference win this season. Marist has played in a lot of close games, but has come up short in most of them. Marist is averaging 71.1 points per game while giving up 78.3 points per game. Marist is also averaging 30.6 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Khallid Hart is averaging 21.7 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game for Marist. Brian Parker is averaging 15.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Red Foxes. Marist is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 37.3% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
Marist is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. Marist is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The over is 4-0 in Marist’s last 4 road games. Rider is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Rider is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 8-1 in Rider’s last 9 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Both of these teams have played poorly this season and this will be a tough game to watch. Marist plays bad defense, but Rider has trouble scoring. Marist also is one of the worst rebounding teams in the country. Marist has found success against the spread in the last 4 road games, while Rider has struggled at home. I am taking Marist to keep up the good work on the road in this one.