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MAAC Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Rider Broncs Monmouth Hawks Odds Preview

Monmouth HawksRider Broncs
11-20March 06, 2014, 05:00 | MassMutual Center13-16

A key college battle sees the visiting Monmouth Hawks travelling to Rider Thursday to take on the Broncs.

Supporters of the Hawks have watched them go 11-20 and 11-14-1 ATS on the year, while the Broncs are at 13-16 and 9-15-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncs are 15-10, while the Hawks have a 10-16 mark.

View Monmouth Hawks vs Rider Broncs Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Rider sat as -3.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Broncs - Hawks odds would favor the Broncs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rider is rated No. 206 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Monmouth is at No. 279.

In their last action, Monmouth was a 70-54 loser on the road against Siena. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Hawks endured a 70-54 loss at the hands of the Saints on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Andrew Nicholas at Times Union Center.

Rider was a 97-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iona. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Rider got 19 points from Anthony Myles but lost anyway, 97-81, to Iona on Sunday at Hynes Athletics Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 47 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.39 per game. That compares with Rider’s No. 182 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rider is college basketball's No. 40-ranked team at 7.66 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 166 with 5.68 per game.