MAAC foes will battle when the Rider Broncs (9-8, 3-4 MAAC) take on the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (6-9, 3-3 MAAC) at Alumni Gymnasium. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 24, 2020.
Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Rider Broncs Odds Preview
The Peacocks won big over the Quinnipiac Bobcats in their last matchup, 71-51. Hassan Drame was the top scorer from either team with 17 points on 8-for-14 shooting. The Peacocks held the Bobcats to an effective field goal percentage of 0.220 (below their season average of 0.520) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.9 (above their season average of 36.9).
In the Broncs’ previous outing, they were blown out by the Canisius Golden Griffins, 95-86. Tyere Marshall was the top scorer from either team with 31 points on 12-for-16 shooting. Canisius had an effective field goal percentage of 0.680 (above their season average of 0.489). Rider, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.373 (above their season average of 0.265).
The physical Rider offense seems poised to dominate from the foul line. The Broncs rank 43rd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.271, while Saint Peter’s ranks 330th in FTA rate allowed (0.308). Also, the Peacocks rank 10th in offensive rebounding percentage (37.2 percent), while the Broncs rank 12th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.6 percent).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year, after the Broncs won both meetings last season. In the last matchup, Rider won 71-65. The Broncs dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.0 and a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3. For those same stats, the Peacocks had marks of 19.8 and 31.0, respectively.
Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Rider Broncs Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Rider, ATS Winner – Rider, O/U – Under
The Broncs average 39.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 36th in the country. The Peacocks rank 101st in rebounds allowed per game (34.2).
Saint Peter’s ranks 55th in steals per game (7.9) while Rider ranks 118th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
Saint Peter’s ranks 57th in three pointers allowed per game (19.5) while Rider ranks 258th (26.3).
The Peacocks rank 44th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Broncs rank 164th (2.4).
Rider ranks 128th in assists per game (13.2) while Saint Peter’s ranks 237th (10.3).
The Broncs have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Rider has defeated opponents by an average of 0.8 points.
During their last five games, the Peacocks have scored an average of 62.8 points per game (2.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 57.0 points per game (4.2 below their season average).