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Providence vs. Rider - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rider Broncs (5-1) at Providence Friars (5-1)

College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)

The Line: Providence Friars -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports Networks

The Rider Broncs will travel to the Dunkin Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars this Wednesday Night in College Basketball action.

The Rider Broncs won their 4th straight game and improved to 5-1 on the season after defeating the Hampton Pirates, 94-80, this past Friday. Rider was down by a 42-41 margin at halftime, however, the Broncs were outstanding on the offensive end in the 2nd half and pulled away after a 10-2 run gave Rider a 74-63 lead with 6:45 left in regulation. Rider shot 51.6% from the field and 45.0% (9-20) from beyond the arc in the win. Leading the way for the Broncs was Stevie Jordan who had a double-double with 14 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. On the season, Rider is averaging 84.2 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Broncs are averaging 8.7 three-pointers per game on 35.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Rider has been led by Jordan Allen (17.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.0 spg), Stevie Jordan (14.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 7.5 apg, 2.0 spg), Frederick Scott (14.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg), and Dimencio Vaughn (12.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.0 apg). Defensively, Rider is allowing their opponents to average 76.0 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Broncs have a rebound margin of 3.5 and a turnover margin of 3.2.

Providence vs. Rider - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Providence Friars improved to 5-1 on the season after defeating the Boston College Eagles, 88-66, this past Saturday night. Providence used a 11-6 run to take a 44-35 lead at halftime and had no trouble pulling away after taking a 56-39 lead with 15:12 left in regulation. Providence shot 59.3% from the field and 55.6% (10-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Friars was Rodney Bullock who had 20 points and 6 rebounds. On the season, Providence is averaging 79.5 ppg on 51.15 shooting from the field. The Friars are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 49.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Providence has been led by Rodney Bullock (14.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.3 apg), Kyron Cartwright (12.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 7.0 apg), Alpha Diallo (10.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Jalen Lindsey (8.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.2 spg). Defensively, Providence is holding their opponents to an average of 67.5 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Friars have a rebound margin of 0.7 and a turnover margin of 0.7.

The Broncs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Friars are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win however, are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Rider has had a nice start to their season as although they’re not shooting a high percentage from the field, they’re finding ways to put up points as they rank 52nd in college basketball in scoring offense. Providence has been shooting lights out to start their season as they rank 24th in FG% and 2nd and 3P-FG%. Providence is a tough place to play, however, Rider as Rider has done a solid job on the boards and have protected the ball well, I think the Broncs will do enough in this one to cover with the points. 

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