Marist Red Foxes vs. Rider Broncs - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (11-17) at Marist Red Foxes (5-22)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (McCann Field House)
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The Rider Broncs will travel to play the Marist Red Foxes in a MAAC game on Tuesday.
The Marist Red Foxes are 5-22 (2-16) and are coming off of a loss to Canisius by a score of 81-66. Marist has lost 5 games in a row and is currently last in the MAAC standings. Marist has conference wins against Siena and Manhattan this season. Marist is averaging 71.1 points per game while giving up 79.4 points per game. Marist is also averaging 32.7 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Khallid Hart is averaging 20.4 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for Marist. Brian Parker is averaging 16.5 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Red Foxes. Marist is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 41.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Rider Broncs are 11-17 (7-10) and are coming off of a loss to Siena by a score of 84-64. Rider has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 7th in the MAAC standings. Rider defeated Marist by a score of 102-100 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Rider is averaging 67.6 points per game while giving up 67.9 points per game. Rider is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 13.3 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Rider. Kahlil Thomas is averaging 11.6 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Broncs. Rider is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 31.6% on three-pointers, and 43.4% on all field goal attempts.
Rider is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. Rider is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. The under is 6-0 in Rider’s last 6 Tuesday games. Marist is 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. Marist is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 7-3 in Marist’s last 10 games. The under is 5-2 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Marist has found very little success this season, but will be at home in this matchup. Rider won the first matchup between these teams at home. Marist plays very poor defense, giving up over 79 points per game. Rider has the rebounding advantage and is the better shooting team. I like Rider here.