Rider Broncs (2-4) vs. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (4-4)
December 3, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers -3.5 / Rider Broncs +3.5; Over/Under: +137
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The Rider Broncs and Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Knott Arena. The Rider Broncs look for their third victory. The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers look to get above a .500 record.
The Rider Broncs are averaging 73.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Dwight Murray Jr. is averaging 19.3 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Mervin James is averaging 10.7 points and 1.7 assists. Allen Powell is grabbing 1.2 rebounds and Tariq Ingraham is dishing 0.7 assists. The Rider Broncs are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are averaging 68 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jalen Benjamin is averaging 19.1 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Dakota Leffew is averaging 12.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. Malik Jefferson is dishing 1.3 assists and George Tinsley is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
The Broncs are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The Mountaineers are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Broncs last 8 overall. The over is 6-1 in Mountaineers last 7 overall.
There’s not much separation between either of these teams, but I’d give the edge to the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at home. You can argue Mount St. Mary’s has the best payer on the floor, and it shoots better from the outside as a team. Much better options out there, but I’ll lay the small chalk with the Mountaineers if forced to pick.