Rider vs. Saint Peter’s MAAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The No. 2 seed Rider Broncs (16-13, 13-7 MAAC) are 6.5-point favorites in the MAAC Tournament over the No. 10 seed Saint Peter’s Peacocks (13-17, 7-13 MAAC) on Wednesday at Boardwalk Hall. The contest starts at 9:30 PM and airs on ESPN+, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 125 points.
Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Odds
- Rider odds to win: -279
- Saint Peter’s odds to win: +225
- Spread: Rider (-6.5)
- Total: 125
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Venue: Boardwalk Hall
Who Will Win Rider vs. Saint Peter’s?
Rider and Saint Peter’s Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Rider is 1-4 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
Saint Peter’s has a 1-5 record against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this year.
Between them, these two teams average 7.4 more points per game (132.4) than this matchup’s total (125).
Rider and Saint Peter’s have seen its opponents average a combined 7.6 more points per game than the point total of 125 set in this game.
The average total Rider has had in its games this year is 12.9 more points than this particular game’s point total.
The average point total for the Peacocks this year is 2.0 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Broncs’ ATS record is 13-14-1 this season.
The Peacocks have a 12-17-0 record against the spread this year.
Rider Stats & Insights
Rider outscores opponents by 2.9 points per game (scoring 70.4 per game to rank 204th in college basketball while allowing 67.5 per outing to rank 102nd in college basketball) and has a +86 scoring differential overall.
Rider comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 4.0 boards. It is pulling down 33.1 rebounds per game (99th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.1 per outing.
The Broncs make 3.4 fewer threes per contest than the opposition, 5.0 (352nd in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 8.4.
Rider’s 94.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 152nd in college basketball, and the 90.8 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 159th in college basketball.
Offensively, the Broncs have performed better when playing at home this season, averaging 71.5 points per game, compared to 68.8 per game when playing on the road.
Saint Peter’s Stats & Insights
Saint Peter’s puts up 62.0 points per game (355th in college basketball) while giving up 65.1 per outing (44th in college basketball). It has a -93 scoring differential and has been outscored by 3.1 points per game.
Saint Peter’s is 185th in the nation at 31.6 rebounds per game. That’s 3.9 more than the 27.7 its opponents average.
Saint Peter’s connects on 6.0 three-pointers per game (315th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 5.8. It shoots 29.6% from deep, and its opponents shoot 34.2%.
Saint Peter’s ranks 307th in college basketball averaging 88.2 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 217th, allowing 92.6 points per 100 possessions.
In 2022-23 the Peacocks are averaging 10.5 more points per game at home (67.1) than on the road (56.6).
Rider Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Broncs is Dwight Murray Jr., who scores 15.9 points and distributes 3.0 assists per game.
Mervin James leads Rider in rebounding, pulling down 6.9 rebounds per game while also scoring 12.9 points a contest.
Murray leads the Broncs in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Murray and James lead Rider on the defensive end, with Murray leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and James in blocks averaging 0.5 per contest.
Saint Peter’s Key Players to Watch
Isiah Dasher is the top scorer for the Peacocks with 13.5 points per game. He also adds 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game to his stats.
Corey Washington puts up a stat line of 5.1 rebounds, 7.0 points and 0.3 assists per game for Saint Peter’s to take the top rebound spot on the team. Latrell Reid holds the top spot for assists with 3.7 per game, adding 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per outing.
Jaylen Murray is the top scorer from deep for the Peacocks, hitting 1.5 threes per game.
Saint Peter’s leader in steals is Reid with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Washington with 1.0 per game.
Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Prediction
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- Pick OU:
Rider 69, Saint Peter’s 63
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