MAAC foes will battle when the Quinnipiac Bobcats (6-5, 1-0 MAAC) go head-to-head against the Rider Broncs (8-4, 2-0 MAAC) at the People’s United Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Rider Broncs vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats ATS Preview
In the Broncs’ last game, they defeated the Siena Saints, 85-77. Dimencio Vaughn was the game’s leading scorer with 27 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Rider played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.560 (above their season average of 0.277) and a turnover percentage of 20.9 (worse than their season average of 17.1). For those same stats, Siena was 0.232 and 24.0, respectively.
The Bobcats come in on a high note after beating the Marist Red Foxes in their last contest, 63-58. With 18 points on 5-for-13 shooting, Rich Kelly was Quinnipiac’s high scorer. The Bobcats had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 25.5) and had a free throw rate of 0.222 (above their season average of 0.205).
It could be a difficult game for Quinnipiac on the offensive glass. The Bobcats currently rank 244th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.7 percent), while Rider ranks 28th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.7 percent). It will also be a tale of two styles as the up-tempo Broncs rank 33rd in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Bobcats rank 288th.
This is the first time these teams will clash this year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the last contest, the Bobcats won 98-88. Quinnipiac did a great job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (21-30; 70.0 percent). Rider, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (12.5 vs. 18.7).
Rider Broncs vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Rider, ATS Winner – Rider, O/U – Over
The Bobcats average 14.0 assists per game, which ranks 94th in the NCAA. The Broncs rank 156th in assists allowed per game (13.6).
Quinnipiac ranks 50th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Rider ranks 88th (3.3).
Quinnipiac averages 29.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 12th in the NCAA. Rider ranks 259th in three pointers allowed per game (27.4).
The Broncs average 41.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 12th in the nation. The Bobcats rank 171st in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
Quinnipiac ranks 40th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Rider ranks 112th (6.6).
The Bobcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.8, up from 0.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Broncs have scored an average of 70.2 points per game (4.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.6 points per game (0.8 below their season average).