Planning on watching today’s Peacocks and Broncs game? Catch the action at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) in Lawrenceville, NJ, as the Broncs hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 135 points, and Rider is favored by -1.5 vs. Saint Peter’s in a Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup.

SAINT PETER’S PEACOCKS VS RIDER BRONCS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rider Broncs -1.5

This game will be played at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) at 8:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE RIDER BRONCS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Broncs.
  • Not only will Rider pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Peacocks Pull the Upset on the Road?

As the underdog, Saint Peter’s has gone 5-8 this season and will enter this game with a 16-11 record. They have won five straight games and are 12-6 in conference play. On the road, the Peacocks have gone 8-7 this season, and they have a 2-game road win streak.

Saint Peter’s comes into this game with an average scoring margin of -0.3 points per game on the road. Their record over their last 10 road games is 6-4, and they are 3-2 in their last five road games. In their most recent game, they defeated Manhattan by a score of 89-57.

As the underdog, Saint Peter’s has been solid against the spread this season, going 8-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Peacocks have a 7-3 ATS mark. On the road, they have an ATS record of 10-5 this year and are 17-9 overall.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Peter’s games is 12-14, and today’s over/under line of 135 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (130.1). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer than 135 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and the average scoring total in those games is 136 points.

Saint Peter’s’ offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Manhattan, finishing the game with a total of 89 points. Their season average is now 66 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Corey Washington with 18 points. Latrell Reid also added 15 points for the Peacocks.

So far this season, the Saint Peter’s defense has been performing well, ranking 13th in the country at 63.3 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Manhattan, the Jaspers finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 57 points vs. Saint Peter’s.

Can the Broncs Lock in a Home Win?

At home this season, Rider has gone 7-4, and they have won their last three games at home. Over their last ten games at home, the team has gone 7-3.

Overall, the Broncs have gone 14-16 this season, and they have won six games in a row. Their record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is 11-8, compared to 3-8 in non-conference games.

As the favorite, Rider has been a solid bet this season, going 8-4 vs. the spread. Their home ATS mark of 7-4 is also respectable. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Broncs have an impressive ATS record of 8-2.

This season, the over/under record for Rider games is 18-11. The average over/under line in their games is 143.1 and the average scoring total is 145.6. So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 135. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 140 points.

The Rider offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Canisius. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.9% while connecting on 5 threes. Mervin James led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, T.J Weeks Jr. contributed 17 points for the Broncs.

Coming into today’s game, the Rider defense is giving up an average of 73.4 points per contest. So far, the Rider defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12 times per game (607th).