Rider Broncs vs. Siena Saints - 2/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Siena Saints (18-9) at Rider Broncs (11-16)
College Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)
The Line: Rider Broncs 0 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Siena Saints will travel to play the Rider Broncs in a MAAC game on Friday.
The Rider Broncs are 11-16 (7-9) and are coming off of a win against Niagara by a score of 77-59. Rider has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 7th in the MAAC standings. Rider is averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 67.3 points per game. Rider is also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 13.6 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Rider. Kahlil Thomas is averaging 11.3 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Broncs. Rider is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 32% on three-pointers, and 43.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Siena Saints are 18-9 (11-5) and are coming off of a win against Iona by a score of 81-78. Siena has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 3rd in the MAAC standings. Siena defeated Rider by a score of 63-52 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Siena is averaging 78 points per game while giving up 72.6 points per game. Siena is also averaging 39.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Brett Bisping is averaging 15.7 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game for Siena. Javion Ogunyemi is averaging 14.8 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for the Saints. Siena is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 37.9% on three-pointers, and 47% on all field goal attempts.
Siena is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 10-1 in Siena’s last 11 road games. The under is 4-1 in Siena’s last 5 Friday games. Rider is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. Rider is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The over is 5-1 in Rider’s last 6 home games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Siena has impressed me this season, but will be on the road for this matchup. Siena is a much better offensive team than Rider, but Rider is the better defensive team. Siena has the rebounding advantage and shooting advantage in this matchup. I like Siena to win this one on the road.