Looking to win big? The Broncs and Nittany Lions face off at 2:00 ET on B1G+. The Nittany Lions are hosting the game at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA. The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and the Nittany Lions are the home favorites against the Broncs in a non-conference matchup.
RIDER BRONCS VS PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Rider Broncs +13.5
This game will be played at Bryce Jordan Center at 2:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.
WHY BET THE RIDER BRONCS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Nittany Lions.
- Even though we have Penn State winning straight-up, we like Rider at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Broncs Grab a Win in University Park?
After participating in 12 games, Rider has a 3-9 record. Looking at their last ten road games, which date back to last year, Rider has gone 2-8. Prior to today’s game, Rider has a 0-6-1 ATS record. In their previous five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.
Rider’s games have, on average, featured 138.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.8 points so far. The Broncs’ have recorded an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 156 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Broncs’ offense tallied 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71.8 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Mervin James, who holds an average of 19.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Allen Powell is averaging 10.2 points per game this season.
On the defensive side, Rider is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 74.9 points per game. Rider’s three-point defense is currently 115th in the country at 7.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.4% of their shots vs. Rider.
Does Penn State Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Heading into their 13th game of the season, Penn State holds a 6-6 record. The Nittany Lions are 0-4 on the road and 4-1 at home. As of now, Penn State has a losing against the spread (ATS) record, sitting at 3-6. When playing away, the Nittany Lions are 1-3 vs. the spread, while at home they are 2-3 ATS.
So far, Penn State’s games have averaged 146.1 points per game with the average over/under line being 140.2 points. When analyzing the Nittany Lions’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 149 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1-1.
In their previous game, the Nittany Lions’ offense finished with 75 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.4 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Kanye Clary who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.3. Adrian Baldwin Jr also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.9.
So far, the Nittany Lions’ defense is ranked 138th in the country at 70.0 points per contest. So far, the Penn State defense is giving up an average of 9.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (458th).