Rider vs. Quinnipiac - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Rider vs. Quinnipiac - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Quinnipiac Bobcats at Rider Broncs

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM (Alumni Gymnasium)

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The Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Rider Broncs meet in college basketball MAAC-tion from the Alumni Gym on Sunday afternoon.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats will try to leapfrog in the MAAC standings after falling to 6-7 in conference play with 4 straight losses after an 84-72 loss to Saint Peter’s last time out. Rich Kelly leads Quinnipiac in scoring and assists with 16.1 points and 4.7 assists per game while Tyrese Williams is averaging 10.6 points and Kevin Marfo has 10.2 points and a team-high 13.2 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Quinnipiac is averaging 69.7 points on 42.1% shooting from the field, 35.9% from behind the arc and 76.4% from the foul line while allowing opponents to average 70.8 points on 42.5% shooting from the floor and 35% from 3-point range this season. Quinnipiac is 3-7 straight up and 4-6 against the spread on the road this season.

The Rider Broncs will try to join the fray at the top of the MAAC after improving to 8-5 in conference despite a 73-64 loss to Siena last time out. Dimencio Vaughn leads the Broncs with 14 points per game in addition to 6.5 rebounds while Frederick Smith has 13 points and 5.8 boards and Tyere Marshall has 12.7 points and a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game this season. Stevie Jordan is averaging 11.3 points and a team-high 4.1 assists per game for Rider this season. As a team, Rider is averaging 72.3 points per game on 43.9% shooting from the field, 33% from behind the arc and 66.5% from the foul line this season. Rider is 8-1 straight up and 5-4 against the spread at home this season.

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I had considered the points with Quinnipiac as the Bobcats have been profitable for us this season, but the fact here is that the Bobcats just can’t buy a result right now, and a lot of the losses aren’t pretty for Quinnipiac either. Rider hasn’t been flashy all the time, but the Broncs have gotten the job done more often than not and I just think that Rider is just the better option in this matchup so I’ll lay the points with Rider here.

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Chris’s Pick Rider -8

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