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Rider vs. Niagara Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/20/23

Niagara Purple Eagles (9-8) vs. Rider Broncs (7-9)
January 20, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rider Broncs -5.5 / Niagara Purple Eagles +5.5; Over/Under: +128.5
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The Niagara Purple Eagles and the Rider Broncs meet in college basketball action from the Alumni Gymnasium on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Rider is listed as a 5.5-point home favorite in this game with a ML price of -250. The total for this game is set at 128.5 points.


Niagara’s injury report is clean while Rider hasn’t had any new injuries going back to mid-November, so barring any last minute announcements, both should be coming in at full strength.

Matchup history

Niagara won the last meeting between these two teams just a couple of weeks ago on January 2nd, 2023, picking up a 61-59 win over Rider, snapping Rider’s two-game head-to-head win streak.


Niagara is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Rider is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.


I’m sticking with Niagara here. These games are normally close between the Broncs and the Purple Eagles and if you needed proof of that, just go back a couple of weeks and check out the first meeting between these two. I think this one’s another game that comes down to the wire, so give me the Purple Eagles and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Niagara +5.5

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