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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rider Broncs Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Penn State and Rider on Friday, with the host Nittany Lions trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Penn State Nittany Lions betting line opened as -13.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Rider Broncs vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions sport a record of 10-3 and 6-3-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Rider Broncs have 6-5 and 4-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-8 for the Penn State Nittany Lions and 6-1 for the Rider Broncs.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Penn State Nittany Lions rated this week at No. 41 and the Rider Broncs sitting at No. 187.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Penn State has the nation's No. 88-rated offensive output, at 78.31 PPG. The visiting Rider Broncs defense ranks No. 243 allowing on average 80.27 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 47.06% so far, more than the Penn State Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.78% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rider earned a 90-84 victory over Wagner on Saturday, getting 21 points from Frederick Scott at Alumni Gymnasium-NJ.

Penn State earned a 80-65 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Lamar Stevens at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rider is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Rider is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rider at Canisius, Friday, December 29th
Penn State at Coppin State, Saturday, December 30th