Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Thursday, March 2, 2023
MAAC opponents square off when the Rider Broncs (15-12, 12-6 MAAC) visit the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (11-16, 6-12 MAAC) at Yanitelli Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023. The Peacocks are 3.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has an over/under set at 127 points.
Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Odds
- Rider odds to win: -167
- Saint Peter’s odds to win: +143
- Spread: Rider (-3.5)
- Total: 127
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Jersey City, New Jersey
- Venue: Yanitelli Center
Who Will Win Rider vs. Saint Peter’s?
Rider and Saint Peter’s Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, Rider is 3-7 against the spread.
In games this season in which it was an underdog by 3.5 points or more, Saint Peter’s has a 3-9 record against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 4.4 more points per game, 131.4, than this matchup’s over/under of 127 points.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 5.3 more points per game (132.3) than this game’s over/under of 127 points.
The average total Rider has had in its games this year is 10.4 more points than this particular game’s point total.
The average point total for the Peacocks this year is 0.7 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Broncs’ ATS record is 11-14-1 this season.
The Peacocks’ ATS record is 10-16-0 this season.
Rider Stats & Insights
Rider has a +75 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.8 points per game. It is putting up 70.1 points per game to rank 215th in college basketball and is giving up 67.3 per outing to rank 96th in college basketball.
Rider comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 4.1 boards. It is recording 33.5 rebounds per game (83rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.4 per outing.
The Broncs knock down 4.9 three-pointers per game (353rd in college basketball) while shooting 32.4% from deep (278th in college basketball). They are making 3.4 fewer threes per outing than their opponents, who drain 8.3 per game while shooting 34.6%.
Rider ranks 173rd in college basketball with 94 points scored per 100 possessions, and 148th in college basketball defensively with 90.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.
In home games, the Broncs are scoring 2.4 more points per game (70.9) than they are when playing on the road (68.5).
Saint Peter’s Stats & Insights
Saint Peter’s -99 scoring differential (being outscored by 3.7 points per game) is a result of putting up 61.3 points per game (356th in college basketball) while allowing 65 per contest (45th in college basketball).
Saint Peter’s pulls down 32 rebounds per game (164th in college basketball) while allowing 27.8 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 4.2 boards per game.
Saint Peter’s makes 5.8 three-pointers per game (326th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 5.7. It shoots 28.4% from deep, and its opponents shoot 33.8%.
Saint Peter’s records 87.4 points per 100 possessions (321st in college basketball), while allowing 92.6 points per 100 possessions (218th in college basketball).
At home the Peacocks are scoring 67.3 points per game, 10.7 more than they are averaging away (56.6).
Rider Key Players to Watch
Dwight Murray Jr. leads the Broncs in points and assists per game, scoring 16.3 points and distributing 3 assists.
Mervin James leads Rider in rebounding, grabbing 7.2 rebounds per game while also scoring 13 points a contest.
Murray makes more threes per game than any other member of the Broncs, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.
The Rider steals leader is Murray, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson, who compiles 0.6 rejections per contest.
Saint Peter’s Key Players to Watch
Isiah Dasher scores 13.7 points per game to be the top scorer for the Peacocks.
The Saint Peter’s leaders in rebounding and assists are Corey Washington with 5.2 rebounds per game (he also adds 7.4 points and 0.3 assists per game) and Latrell Reid with 3.6 assists per game (he also tacks on 6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game).
Dasher is the most prolific from distance for the Peacocks, hitting 1.4 threes per game.
Saint Peter’s leader in steals is Reid with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Washington with one per game.
Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Rider 68, Saint Peter’s 63
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