Planning on watching today’s Broncs and Mountaineers game? Catch the action at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD, as the Mountaineers hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 144.5 points, and Mount St. Mary’s is favored to win by -5 at home vs. Rider.

RIDER BRONCS VS MOUNT ST. MARY’S MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers -5

This game will be played at Knott Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE MOUNT ST. MARY’S MOUNTAINEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Mountaineers.
  • Not only will Mount St. Mary’s pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?

After winning their last game against Saint Peter’s, the Rider Broncs will look to build some momentum as they head on the road to take on the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers. So far this season, Rider has gone 6-13 overall and 3-5 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

As the underdog, the Broncs have gone 2-10 this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -12.6 points per game. Over their last ten games on the road, Rider has gone just 2-8.

As the underdog, Rider has struggled vs. the spread this season, going 3-8-1. However, they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 road games and 2-3 ATS in their last 5 as the underdog. For the year, their road ATS mark is 3-8-1 and their overall ATS record is 6-11-1.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Rider’s games this season (142.4). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Against Saint Peter’s, the Rider had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 71.3 points per game. They scored 62 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.6% in the game. On offense, Rider has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 41%. So far, they are 206th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 70%.

At this time, the Broncs’ defense is positioned 243rd in the country, permitting 75.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Rider’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.8% this season.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Mountaineers?

Mount St. Mary’s will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Rider. So far this season, the Mountaineers have gone 7-12, including a 3-5 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.

At home, Mount St. Mary’s is 5-2, and their average scoring margin is +11.6 points per game. For the year, they have been favored in 10 games, going 7-3.

Mount St. Mary’s has an overall ATS record of 8-10-1 this season, including a home ATS mark of 4-3. Over their last three home games, the Mountaineers are 2-1 vs. the spread, and they are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 home games. As the favorite, Mount St. Mary’s has an ATS record of 5-4-1 this season and they are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Mount St. Mary’s is 12-7 and today’s line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (137.9). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 136 points.

In their most recent game, the Mount St. Mary’s offense put up just 65 points vs. the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Overall, they are now averaging 72.1 points per game which is 275th in the country. On the offensive front, the Mountaineers have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 94th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 313rd in terms of percentage and 280th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Mountaineers’ defense holds the 145th rank in the nation, allowing 71.6 points per game. In their most recent game, the Mount St. Mary’s defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Quinnipiac knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 79 points.