Rider Broncs (2-4) vs. Bucknell Bison (1-4)
November 24, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Bucknell Bison +3 / Rider Broncs -3; Over/Under: -145.5
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The Rider Broncs and Bucknell Bison meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The Rider Broncs look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bucknell Bison need a win to rebound from a 1-4 start.
The Rider Broncs are averaging 66.3 points on 37.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Dwight Murray Jr. is averaging 16.7 points and 6 rebounds while Dimencio Vaughn is averaging 11.7 points and 1 assist. Mervin James is grabbing 5 rebounds and Allen Powell is dishing 1.3 assists. The Rider Broncs are shooting 24.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 6.7 rebounds per game.
The Bucknell Bison are averaging 77.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Andrew Funk is averaging 21.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while Xander Rice is averaging 13.4 points and 4.6 assists. Andre Screen is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Timmerman is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Bucknell Bison are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bucknell Bison are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.
The Broncs are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bison are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. The over is 7-3 in Broncs last 10 Wednesday games. The over is 9-2 in Bison last 11 overall.
Neither of these teams have been all that impressive up to this point, so I’m not running to the window to back either side. With that said, Rider has been head and shoulders more impressive on the offensive side. With the best player on the floor, there’s some value to getting the Bison and a free bucket. This game is closer to a toss up.