Betting on today’s Golden Griffins and Broncs game? Catch the action at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) in Lawrenceville, NJ, as the Broncs hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference game currently have the Broncs as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147.5 points.
CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS VS RIDER BRONCS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Rider Broncs -1
This game will be played at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) at 2:00 ET on Sunday, January 7th.
WHY BET THE RIDER BRONCS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Broncs.
- Not only will Rider pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Will Canisius Find a Way to Win on the Road?
Canisius comes into today’s matchup as the underdog, and they have a record of 6-7. In their last game, they lost to Mount St. Mary’s by a score of 74-69. So far this season, they are 3-6 on the road and have lost their last four road games.
Over their last 10 road games, Canisius is just 3-7. On the season, they have been the underdog in nine of their 13 games, going 3-6 in those matchups. Today, they are getting one point against Rider.
Canisius has an overall ATS record of 7-5 this season and they have gone 5-4 against the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Griffins have an ATS mark of 6-4.
Canisius’ over/under record this season is 6-6 and the over/under line in their games is 145.7. So far, their games have averaged 147.8 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is very close to that average. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 148 points per game.
Against Mount St. Mary’s, the Canisius had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76.4 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.2% in the game. The top scorer for the Golden Griffins was Tre Dinkins with 18 points, while Frank Mitchell also added 13 to the scoreboard.
So far, the Golden Griffins’ defense is ranked 205th in the country at 73.7 points per contest. So far, the Canisius defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.6 times per game (620th).
Can the Broncs Lock in a Home Win?
Heading into today’s matchup, the Rider Broncs are favored by one point and have an overall record of 3-11. In their last game, they faced off against Quinnipiac and lost by a score of 88-84.
So far this season, the Broncs have gone 1-2 at home and have an average scoring margin of +2.0 points per game at home. Over their last ten home games, they are just 4-6.
As the favorite this year, Rider has gone 1-2 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 3-9-1. At home, they are just 1-2 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Broncs have gone 4-6.
This season, the over/under record in Rider games is 8-5. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (143.3). Over their last three games, Rider’s games have averaged 158 points compared to their season average of 147.5 points per game.
Rider’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 84 points vs. Quinnipiac. Overall, they hit 47.8% of their shots from the field and went 11/17 from the free-throw line. On offense, Rider has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 40%. So far, they are 212nd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 70%.
Currently, the Broncs’ defense holds the 271st rank in the nation, allowing 77.8 points per game. In today’s game vs. Canisius, the Rider defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Rider made 18 free-throws vs. the Broncs.