Rider favored by 3.5 against Charleston Southern on Saturday
Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Rider Broncs Odds
Alumni Gymnasium features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Rider Broncs and the visiting Charleston Southern Buccaneers in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Buccaneers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Broncs are 15-11 ATS. Charleston Southern is 0-0 against the total, while Rider is 7-15 versus the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Rider Broncs as 3.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 79-rated Charleston Southern taking on the No. 166-rated Broncs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-68 win for the Buccaneers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rider's No. 242 nationally ranked offense (64.8 points per game) against a Buccaneers defense that sits as the No. 188 at 67 PPG. The Broncs have been averaging 43.9% from the field, more than the Buccaneers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Charleston Southern owns the country's No. 114-rated mark, allowing 66.9 points per game on the highway. Rider, on the other hand, rates No. 316 in scoring at home.
Charleston Southern won its last outing, a 92-69 result against VMI on February 21. Charleston Southern cruised to victory on Thursday, running VMI out of the gym and running up a 92-69 score at CSU Field House.
Rider was a 67-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marist. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Rider got 14 points from Daniel Stewart en route to a 67-63 victory over Marist on Sunday at Alumni Gymnasium.
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Niagara are 4-6
After playing Marist are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Buccaneers at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rider's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Rider's last 11 games
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Rider is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb, Wednesday, February 27
Rider at Niagara, Thursday, February 28