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Siena SaintsRider Broncs
12-16February 23, 2014, 02:00 | Alumni Gymnasium13-13



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 Broncs sit at 13-13 (9-12-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Saints are currently 12-16 (13-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rider is 14-8 OU, and Siena is 9-17 OU.

View Siena Saints vs Rider Broncs Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Broncs installed as -4-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. 188 (Broncs) and the No. 196 (Saints) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Siena won its last outing, a 67-63 result against Manhattan on February 21. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Rob Poole scored 17 points leading the Saints to a 67-63 victory over Manhattan at Times Union Center on Friday.

Rider was an 80-77 loser in its last match at home against Iona. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Broncs endured an 80-77 loss at the hands of the Gaels on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Jimmie Taylor at Alumni Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Rider's No. 67-ranked scoring average of 74.73 PPG, against a Saints defense rated No. 192 and allowing 72.75 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 44.16% to date this season, more than the Saints shooters have managed so far (42.25% per game).

Next up:
Siena at Quinnipiac, Thursday, February 27th
Rider at Canisius, Friday, February 28th

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