Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Broncs and Red Foxes. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Red Foxes at McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 132.5 points, and the Red Foxes are the home favorites against the Broncs in a Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup.
RIDER BRONCS VS MARIST RED FOXES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Marist Red Foxes -3
This game will be played at McCann Center at 2:00 ET on Sunday, January 14th.
WHY BET THE MARIST RED FOXES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Red Foxes.
- Not only will Marist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Broncs Pull the Upset on the Road?
As a road underdog, Rider has gone 1-9 this season, and they have lost their last two games on the road. The Broncs’ average scoring margin on the road this season is -13.3 points per game.
Rider’s overall record this season is 5-11, and they are 1-3 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games. Their record at home is 2-2, and they are coming off a 71-58 win over Manhattan.
As the underdog, Rider has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 2-7-1. Their overall ATS mark is 4-9-1. However, the Broncs have been better vs. the spread on the road lately, going 2-1 in their last three away games and 2-3 in their last five.
This season, the over/under record in Rider games is 8-6 and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.3). So far, 13 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 152 points scored.
In their recent game, the Broncs’ offense concluded with 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 72.4 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Mervin James who comes into today’s matchup averaging 20.5. Allen Powell also heads into the game with a PPG average of 9.9.
So far, the Broncs’ defense is ranked 252nd in the country at 76.4 points per contest. Against Manhattan, the Broncs’ defense gave up 58 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Manhattan only made 10 free-throws.
Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Red Foxes?
Marist comes into this game with a 7-6 record, including a 2-2 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. They have lost their last four games, and their overall scoring margin is -1.9 points per game.
At home, the Red Foxes are 3-2 this season, and they are 5-2 when favored. For the year, they have been favored in seven of their 13 games.
Marist has an ATS record of 9-4 this season and they are 5-2 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Foxes have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. At home this year, Marist has an ATS mark of 3-2 and they are 1-2 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.
Marist has an over/under record of 3-10 this season and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (133.5). So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 2-8.
Coming off their recent game, the Marist offense tallied 55 points in a matchup against Quinnipiac. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.8%, and they made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Jadin Collins with 13 points. Max Allen also added 12 points for the Red Foxes.
This season, the Marist defense has been impressive, holding the 17th position in the country while permitting an average of 62.8 points per contest. Marist’s three-point defense is currently 87th in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. Marist.