Betting on today’s Quakers and Broncs game? Catch the action at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) in Lawrenceville, NJ, as the Broncs hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Quakers are the favorites in this non-conference matchup against the Broncs. The over/under for the game is set at 144 points.
PENN QUAKERS VS RIDER BRONCS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Rider Broncs +2
This game will be played at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) at 1:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.
WHY BET THE RIDER BRONCS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Broncs.
- Not only will Rider pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Does Penn Have What it Takes on the Road?
Penn is going into their 13th game of the season with a 7-5 overall record. So far this season, they are 0-3 on the road and 4-1 at home. Up to this point, Penn has a 3-5 record against the spread heading into today’s game. In their previous five games, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.
After 12 games, Penn has an over/under record of 5-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 151.6 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Quakers’ games have averaged 156 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.
Penn’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 92 points against La Salle. They had an overall field goal percentage of 54.4% and made 6/12 free throws. Offensively, the Quakers have a season long field goal percentage of 48%, which is 83rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 57th in percentage and 61st in three-pointers made.
In terms of defense, Penn is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.5 points per game. The Penn defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 93 points and allowed La Salle to connect on 10 threes.
Do the Broncs Stand a Chance at Home?
The Penn Quakers come into this game with a 3-8 overall record. In their last five home games, including last year, Rider has gone 2-3. Prior to today’s game, Rider has a 0-6-1 record vs. the spread. In their previous five games, the team is 2-3 ATS.
Rider’s games have, on average, featured 138.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.8 points so far. The Broncs have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 149 points per game.
In their latest game, Rider offense put up 71 points against Monmouth. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.5% and made 8 threes. Mervin James led the scoring for the Broncs, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Allen Powell chipped in with 15 points.
In terms of defense, Rider is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 74.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Rider’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.6% this season.