The Hall of Fame Tip-Off Springfield showdown between the Columbia Lions (1-4) and the Rider Broncs (2-2) will take place at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Rider Broncs vs. Columbia Lions Betting Preview
The last time the Broncs played, they lost to the Massachusetts Minutemen, 82-72. With 28 points on 11-for-17 shooting, Tyere Marshall was the game’s leading scorer. Massachusetts had an effective field goal percentage of 0.639 (above their season average of 0.574). Rider, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.2 (above their season average of 30.4).
The Lions are trying to rebound after their 82-63 loss to the St. John’s Red Storm in their last game. Mike Smith was the game’s leading scorer with 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting. St. John’s’ free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Columbia. The Red Storm had a rate of 0.181 (below their season average of 0.238), while the Lions posted a mark of 0.014 (below their season average of 0.138).
It could be a sloppy game for the Columbia offense. Dating back to last season, Columbia ranks 151st in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.3 percent), while the pesky defense of Rider has forced the 37th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.9 percent).
Rider Broncs vs. Columbia Lions Betting Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Rider, ATS Winner – Rider, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Broncs average 8.6 steals per game, which ranks 15th in the NCAA. The Lions rank 146th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
Rider blocks 3.1 opponent shots per game, which ranks 164th in the NCAA. Columbia ranks 186th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Columbia ranks 52nd in assists per game (14.8) while Rider ranks 268th in assists allowed per game (15.1).
The Broncs average 38.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 53rd in the NCAA. The Lions rank 235th in rebounds allowed per game (36.5).
Columbia averages 23.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 114th in the country. Rider ranks 293rd in three pointers allowed per game (25.5).