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Rider vs. Quinnipiac - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Rider Broncs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Alumni Gymnasium.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats look for a big road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 67.9 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Cameron Young is averaging 181. points and 3.8 rebounds while Rich Kelly is averaging 9.3 points and 4.6 assists. Travis Atson is dishing 1.1 assists and Jacob Rigoni is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have split their last six road games.

The Rider Broncs could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rider Broncs are averaging 77 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Jordan Allen is averaging 13.4 points and 2.4 rebounds while Dimencio Vaughn is averaging 12.7 points and 1.6 assists. Frederick Scott is the third double-digit scorer and Stevie Jordan is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 59.2 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Rider Broncs have won all three home games this season.

The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Broncs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Rider and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 14-6-1 in Broncs last 21 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bobcats last 5 overall.

Neither of these teams have shown much consistency up to this point other than the fact that they both struggle on the defensive side at times and the over is a common trend between both teams this season. Quinnipiac is allowing 48.3 percent shooting in its last five games and Rider is allowing 51.7 parent shooting in its last five games. It's usually a track meet when these teams square off, which includes a meeting a couple of years ago when they both topped 100 points. I'll play a rare college basketball total and side with the over in this contest.

Over 151

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