Bryant Bulldogs visit Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers in college basketball clash
Bryant Bulldogs vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Mount St. Mary's vs Bryant battle Thursday at Knott Arena as the Mountaineers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Mountaineers are 10-13 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 16-6 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Mount St. Mary's go 0-0-1 and the Bulldogs go 1-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 334-ranked Mountaineers and the No. 238-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-65 win for the Bulldogs on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Mount St. Mary's's No. 223-ranked scoring average of 65.7 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 269 and allowing 70.3 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (46.7% per game).
Defensively, Bryant features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Mount St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.
Mount St. Mary's was a 69-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against St. Francis PA. Mount St. Mary's earned a 69-58 victory over St. Francis PA on Saturday, getting 22 points from Shivaughn Wiggins at DeGol Arena.
Bryant at Wagner, Saturday, February 16
Mount St. Mary's home to Cent Conn State, Saturday, February 16