Rider Broncs visit Rutgers Scarlet Knights in college basketball clash
Rider Broncs vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Rider Broncs at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Friday in NCAA hoops play.
Rutgers will face the 6-6 Broncs, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 4-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncs are 1-5 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with Rutgers in this one found them as 9.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Scarlet Knights at No. 170 and the Broncs at No. 202 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-68 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 74.9 PPG, against a Broncs defense that ranks No. 160 at 65.3 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 48.9% so far, more than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rider owns the country's No. 151-rated mark, allowing 69.4 points per game on the highway. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 100 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Rider was a 62-45 loser on the road against Princeton. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Anthony Myles scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncs to a win (they lost 62-45 to Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium on Thursday).
In their last action, Rutgers was a 79-55 winner at home against Howard. Rutgers cruised to victory on Friday, running Howard out of the gym and running up a 79-55 score at Louis Brown Athletic Center.
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Delaware are 5-5
After playing Princeton are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Syracuse are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Broncs at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rider is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rutgers is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rider
Rider at Delaware, Monday, December 31
Rutgers at Syracuse, Wednesday, January 2