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Rider Broncs vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Preview

Saint Peter's PeacocksRider Broncs
6-9January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Gymnasium8-7



The Saint Peter's Peacocks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Broncs in Rider at Alumni Gymnasium on Thursday in college basketball action.

This season, the Broncs are 8-7 overall and 5-6 ATS, while the Peacocks are 6-9 and 3-5-1 ATS. As for the totals, Rider boasts a 10-1 on the OU, and Saint Peter's is 3-6.

View Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Rider Broncs Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Broncs installed as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 168 (Broncs) and the No. 219 (Peacocks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Last time out for Saint Peter's, they were a 74-67 winner as they battled Quinnipiac at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Saint Peter's got 18 points from Chris Burke en route to a 74-67 victory over Quinnipiac on Sunday at Yanitelli Center.

In their last action, Rider was a 90-78 winner on the road against Niagara. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Broncs grabbed a 90-78 win over the Purple Eagles on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Zedric Sadler at Gallagher Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rider's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 79.8 PPG, against a Peacocks defense that ranks No. 104 at 68.2 PPG. The Broncs field goal percentage has averaged 45.45% so far, more than the Peacocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.9% per game.

A few Peacocks at Broncs trends to consider:
Saint Peter's is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
Saint Peter's is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Saint Peter's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rider
Saint Peter's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rider
Rider is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Rider is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rider is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Saint Peter's


Next up:
Saint Peter's at Marist, Monday, January 20th
Rider at Marist, Saturday, January 18th

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