Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (7-4) vs. Rider Broncs (4-4)
December 19, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rider Broncs -1.5 / Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens +1.5; Over/Under: +144.5
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The Delaware Blue Hens and Rider Broncs meet Monday in college basketball action at the Alumni Gymnasium. The Delaware Blue Hens look for their eighth win. The Rider Broncs look to get above a .500 record.
The Delaware Blue Hens are averaging 72.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jameer Nelson Jr. is averaging 19.5 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Jyare Davis is averaging 17.1 points and 3.3 assists. LJ Owens is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Ray is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Delaware Blue Hens are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Rider Broncs are averaging 73.1 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Dwight Murray Jr. is averaging 19.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Mervin James is averaging 12.6 points and 2 assists. Allen Powell is grabbing 1.5 rebounds and Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson is dishing 0.8 assists. The Rider Broncs are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Blue Hens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Broncs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Blue Hens last 6 road games. The over is 7-3 in Broncs last 10 overall. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Both of these teams have been hit or miss, but the Rider Broncs have the edge because they’re at home. The Delaware Blue Hens have struggled in these spots as they lose by an average of 11 points on the road and by an average of 6.8 points as underdogs. It’s not always pretty with Rider, but this is a winnable game at home. I’ll lay the bucket.