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Rider Broncs vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Southern Methodist vs Rider battle Wednesday at Moody Coliseum as the Mustangs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Mustangs bring a 4-0 record (3-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-2 Broncs, who are 0-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Methodist go 0-0 so far and the Broncs go 0-1.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Southern Methodist sat as 9-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 184-rated Mustangs and the No. 235-ranked Broncs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-68 result in favor of the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Broncs is ranked No. 247 in NCAA hoops at 33.2 per game. Contrast that with Southern Methodist’s No. 173 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Methodist is the No. 303-ranked team in the country at 4 per game, while Rider rates No. 105 at 7 per game.
Defensively, Rider features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 88 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 135 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Rider was an 88-76 loser on the road against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Broncs wasted a 26-point performance from Nurideen Lindsey in losing to South Carolinan 88-76 on Monday at Colonial Life Arena.
Southern Methodist was an 81-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against Malone. The battle between the Mustangs and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Malone was handed an 81-47 defeat on Monday at Moody Coliseum.
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 1-0
After a win are 3-7
A few Broncs at Mustangs trends to consider:
Rider is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Rider is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rider home to Jacksonville, Friday, November 23
Southern Methodist home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, November 24