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NCAA hoops odds preview - Pennsylvania vs. Rider

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Nov 17, 7:00 PM | Alumni Gymnasium

Pennsylvania Quakers vs Rider Broncs Odds

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The Rider Broncs will hit the floor running against the visiting Pennsylvania Quakers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Rider battles the Quakers, currently sitting with a 1-1 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-0 for the Broncs and 1-0 for the Quakers.

View Pennsylvania vs Rider Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Broncs as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncs sit at No. 96 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Quakers sit at No. 305 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Quakers will win this game 72-50.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rider's No. 224 nationally ranked offense (65.7 points per game) against a Quakers defense that sits as the No. 84 at 59 PPG. The Broncs have been averaging 42.1% from the field, less than the Quakers have managed so far this season (44% on average).

Defensively, Pennsylvania features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 45 points per game. Rider, meanwhile, comes in at No. 240 nationally in scoring at home.

Pennsylvania lost its last outing, a 73-67 result against Temple on November 14. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Pennsylvania got 27 points from Zack Rosen on the way to a 73-67 loss against Temple on Monday at The Palestra.

Rider lost its last outing, an 80-62 result against Drexel on November 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Broncs got 14 points from Novar Gadson, but it was Drexel that prevailed in an 80-62 final on Tuesday at Alumni Gymnasium.

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Temple are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Howard are 1-0
After playing Drexel are 5-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Quakers at Broncs trends to consider:
Pennsylvania is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 5 games at home
Rider is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Rider is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Pennsylvania home to Robert Morris, Saturday, November 19
Rider home to Howard, Monday, November 21

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