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Rider Broncs vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds
Bob Carpenter Center will host Delaware Blue Hens vs. Rider Broncs action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Broncs will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 4-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Hens are 5-4 ATS. Rider is 1-6 against the total, while Delaware is 3-2 versus the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Broncs were listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 126 (Blue Hens) and the No. 202 (Broncs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-63 result in favor of the Broncs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Delaware has the nation's No. 204-rated offensive output, at 66.6 PPG. The visiting Broncs defense ranks No. 164 allowing on average 65.5 PPG. The Blue Hens FG% has averaged 40.6% so far, less than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.
Defensively, Rider features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Delaware, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Rider was a 68-56 loser on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Broncs endured a 68-56 loss at the hands of the Scarlet Knights on Friday, despite a 20-point effort from Daniel Stewart at Louis Brown Athletic Center.
Delaware was an 83-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pennsylvania. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Delaware cruised to victory on Friday, running Pennsylvania out of the gym and running up an 83-60 score at Bob Carpenter Center.
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-1
Before playing Loyola are 6-4
After playing Rutgers are 4-1
After a loss are 5-5
Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-6
Before playing Old Dominion are 5-5
After playing Pennsylvania are 5-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Broncs at Blue Hens trends to consider:
Rider is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Rider is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Delaware
Rider is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Delaware is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Delaware is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Rider
Delaware is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Delaware is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rider
Rider at Loyola, Friday, January 4
Delaware at Old Dominion, Saturday, January 5