Peacocks open as college hoops underdog vs Broncs
Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Rider Broncs Odds
The Rider Broncs will be trying to slam the Saint Peter's Peacocks on Thursday when the teams tip off at Alumni Gymnasium in college betting action.
Supporters of the Peacocks have watched them go 8-16 and 6-11-1 ATS on the year, while the Broncs are at 13-13 and 14-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncs are 6-14, while the Peacocks have a 8-6-1 mark.
The Broncs were listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 307-rated Saint Peter's taking on the No. 170-rated Broncs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 63-58 win for the Broncs on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rider's No. 249-ranked offense, averaging 64.4 PPG, against a Peacocks defense that ranks No. 146 at 65.2 PPG. The Broncs field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, more than the Peacocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.
Defensively, Saint Peter's features the nation's No. 97-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Rider, meanwhile, comes in at No. 325 nationally in scoring at home.
Saint Peter's was a 72-62 winner in its last match at home against Siena. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Saint Peter's earned a 72-62 victory over Siena on Sunday, getting 24 points from Desi Washington at Yanitelli Center.
Rider was a 78-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iona. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Broncs wasted a 26-point performance from Jonathon Thompson in losing to Iona 78-71 on Saturday at Hynes Athletics Center.
Saint Peter's Peacocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Canisius are 2-8
After playing Siena are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Marist are 6-4
After playing Iona are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Peacocks at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Saint Peter's last 7 games when playing on the road against Rider
Saint Peter's is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Rider
Saint Peter's is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Saint Peter's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rider's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rider's last 9 games
Rider is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Saint Peter's
Rider is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Saint Peter's
Saint Peter's home to Canisius, Saturday, February 16
Rider home to Marist, Sunday, February 17