NCAA hoops odds preview - Siena vs. Rider

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Jan 6, 2:00 PM | Alumni Gymnasium

Siena Saints vs Rider Broncs Odds

2-12TEAM RECORD6-9

The Rider Broncs will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Siena Saints at Alumni Gymnasium in NCAA basketball action.

The Saints will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 2-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Broncs are 6-7 ATS. Siena is 1-5 on the totals; Rider is 3-6.

View Siena vs Rider Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Saints were listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Broncs at No. 190 and the Saints at No. 251 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 62-56 result in favor of the Broncs.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Rider's No. 247-ranked scoring average of 64.6 PPG, against a Saints defense rated No. 171 and allowing 66.2 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 42.2% to date this season, more than the Saints shooters have managed so far (39.1% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Siena owns the country's No. 106-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Rider, on the other hand, rates No. 334 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Siena, they were a 66-62 loser as they battled Iona at home. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. The Saints endured a 66-62 loss at the hands of the Gaels on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from O.D. Anosike at Times Union Center.

Last time out for Rider, they were a 71-65 loser as they battled Loyola on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. Rider suffered a 71-65 loss against Loyola on Friday, getting 13 points from Daniel Stewart in a losing effort at Reitz Arena.

Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Canisius are 6-4
After playing Iona are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Manhattan are 4-6
After playing Loyola are 10-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Saints at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Siena's last 7 games when playing on the road against Rider
Siena is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Rider
Siena is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rider's last 7 games when playing at home against Siena
Rider is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Rider is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Siena
Rider is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Siena

Next up:
Siena home to Canisius, Friday, January 11
Rider at Manhattan, Thursday, January 10

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