College Insider Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Rider vs. East Carolina
Rider Broncs vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
The East Carolina Pirates will hit the floor running against the visiting Rider Broncs Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
East Carolina will face the 19-14 Broncs, who own a 20-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pirates are 16-4-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncs are 7-20 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates sit at No. 121 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncs sit at No. 124 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pirates will win this game 73-70.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 17 nationally ranked offense (76.6 points per game) against a Broncs defense that sits as the No. 79 at 62.9 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 44.8% from the field, more than the Broncs have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).
Defensively, Rider features the nation's No. 91-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.
Rider was a 63-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Hartford. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Rider earned a 63-54 victory over Hartford on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Anthony Myles at Reich Family Pavilion.
East Carolina won its last outing, a 66-65 result against Savannah State on March 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Pirates grabbed a 66-65 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Maurice Kemp at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Rider at Bradley, Sunday, March 24
East Carolina at Canisius, Sunday, March 24