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Rider Broncs vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Preview

Saint Peter's PeacocksRider Broncs
6-9January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Gymnasium8-7

The Saint Peter's Peacocks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Broncs in Rider at Alumni Gymnasium on Thursday in college basketball action.

This season, the Broncs are 8-7 overall and 5-6 ATS, while the Peacocks are 6-9 and 3-5-1 ATS. As for the totals, Rider boasts a 10-1 on the OU, and Saint Peter's is 3-6.

View Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Rider Broncs Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Broncs installed as -7-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. 168 (Broncs) and the No. 219 (Peacocks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Saint Peter's, they were a 74-67 winner as they battled Quinnipiac at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Saint Peter's got 18 points from Chris Burke en route to a 74-67 victory over Quinnipiac on Sunday at Yanitelli Center.

In their last action, Rider was a 90-78 winner on the road against Niagara. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Broncs grabbed a 90-78 win over the Purple Eagles on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Zedric Sadler at Gallagher Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rider's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 79.8 PPG, against a Peacocks defense that ranks No. 104 at 68.2 PPG. The Broncs field goal percentage has averaged 45.45% so far, more than the Peacocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.9% per game.

A few Peacocks at Broncs trends to consider:
Saint Peter's is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
Saint Peter's is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Saint Peter's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rider
Saint Peter's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rider
Rider is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Rider is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rider is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Saint Peter's

Next up:
Saint Peter's at Marist, Monday, January 20th
Rider at Marist, Saturday, January 18th