Rider Broncs take on Dragons in NCAA basketball test
Rider Broncs vs Drexel Dragons Odds
The Drexel Dragons will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Rider Broncs at John A. Daskalakis Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Broncs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Dragons are 0-6 ATS. Rider is 0-2 against the total, while Drexel is 3-1 versus the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Drexel sat as 12.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 235 (Dragons) and the No. 97 (Broncs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-65 result in favor of the Broncs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Drexel's No. 232-ranked offense, averaging 65.2 PPG, against a Broncs defense that ranks No. 189 at 66.9 PPG. The Dragons field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.
Defensively, Rider features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Drexel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.
Rider was a 63-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Rider suffered a 63-52 loss against La Salle on Thursday, getting 12 points from Daniel Stewart in a losing effort at Alumni Gymnasium.
Drexel was a 55-47 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Drexel got 20 points from Frantz Massenat en route to a 55-47 victory over Rice on Sunday at Anaheim Convention Center.
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Siena are 9-1
After playing La Salle are 3-1
After a loss are 5-5
Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Broncs at Dragons trends to consider:
Rider is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drexel's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drexel's last 5 games when playing Rider
Drexel is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rider
Drexel is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
Rider at Siena, Friday, December 7
Drexel at Tennessee State, Tuesday, December 4