The Massachusetts Minutemen (4-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they clash with the Rider Broncs (2-1) at William D. Mullins Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Rider Broncs at Massachusetts Minutemen Odds Preview
The Broncs lost big to the Arizona State Sun Devils in their last game, 92-55. Stevie Jordan had a solid game for Rider, leading the team in scoring with 15 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Arizona State’s turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Rider. The Sun Devils had a rate of 7.2, while the Broncs posted a mark of 30.5.
In the Minutemen’s previous game, they thoroughly outplayed the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, 89-43. Massachusetts’ Sean East II had a solid performance, recording 15 points and six assists. Massachusetts dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.6 (worse than their season average of 12.4) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.4 (above their season average of 21.2). Central Connecticut State was 31.1 and 22.9, respectively, for those same stats.
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Massachusetts offense. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Massachusetts ranks 255th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.7 percent), while the pesky defense of Rider has forced the 35th-most turnovers in the nation (22.0 percent).
Rider vs. Massachusetts Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Massachusetts, ATS Winner – Rider, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Minutemen rank 55th in rebounds allowed per game (32.5) while the Broncs rank 236th (36.4).
Massachusetts blocks 3.1 opponent shots per game, which ranks 165th in the nation. Rider ranks 186th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
Massachusetts ranks 25th in three pointers allowed per game (19.2) while Rider ranks 294th (25.6).
The Broncs rank 14th in steals per game (8.8) while the Minutemen rank 235th (5.4).
Massachusetts ranks 66th in assists per game (14.6) while Rider ranks 260th in assists allowed per game (14.9).