Betting on today’s Broncs and Bobcats game? Catch the action at M&T Bank Arena in Hamden, CT, as the Bobcats hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 149 points, and the Bobcats are favored to win at home against the Broncs.
RIDER BRONCS VS QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Quinnipiac Bobcats -4
This game will be played at M&T Bank Arena at 7:30 ET on Friday, January 5th.
WHY BET THE QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bobcats.
- Not only will Quinnipiac pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Do the Broncs Have What it Takes in Hamden?
The Broncs have a 3-10 record heading into today’s game, having most recently lost to Penn State (90-63). All of the Broncs’ games this season have been played on the road. Rider has a sub-.500 record vs. the spread, sitting at 2-9-1. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.
Rider comes in with an over/under record of 7-5-0 through 13 games, with their games averaging a combined 145.4 points per game so far. The Broncs have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 158 points per game.
Most recently, the Rider offense finished with just 63 points vs. Penn State. For the game, they hit 2/16 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 37.3%. On offense, Rider has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 40%. So far, they are 202nd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 70%.
Facing Quinnipiac, Rider aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.0 points allowed per game (243rd). So far, the Rider defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.8 times per game (629th).
Taking a Look at the Bobcats Chances at Home
In today’s game against Rider, the Quinnipiac team comes in with a 9-4 record. On the road, the Bobcats have a 4-3 record this season, while going 4-1 on their home floor. As of now, Quinnipiac holds a 6-6 ATS record going into their game against Rider. In their last ten games this season, Quinnipiac has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Quinnipiac have had an average of 149.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 147.9 points. Their over/under record is 4-8-0. The Bobcats’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 146 points per game.
The Quinnipiac offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Florida. Overall their field goal percentage was 33.3% while connecting on 5 threes. Matt Balanc is leading the team in scoring at 18.4 points per contest. Amarri Tice has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11 going into the game.
In terms of defense, Quinnipiac is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.7 points per game. Quinnipiac’s three-point defense is currently 133rd in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.4% of their shots vs. Quinnipiac.